A speechwriter on Wednesday took responsibility for parts of a speech Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's wife Melania gave at the Republican convention this week that drew accusations of plagiarism. But a speech by Melania Trump on Monday night has momentarily stolen the spotlight.
Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said Donald and Melania Trump did not accept her resignation.
By McIver's account, Melania Trump read her some passages from Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic convention and those words inadvertently made their way into the final draft that she delivered Monday at the GOP's gathering in Cleveland.
Donald Trump Jr. told reporters he was proud of Mrs. Trump's speech but people in the campaign "should have cleaned it up better". This was my mistake, and I feel awful for the chaos I caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama.
She's a co-author and ghostwriter for the Trumps: McIver's main known role, it seems, is helping Trump write some of his books - at least five, by our count.
McIver says she offered to resign, but the Trump family asked her to stay on the job.
The statement, printed on Trump corporate letterhead and disseminated by his political campaign, concluded with an apology from McIver "for the confusion and hysteria my mistake has caused".
Obama: "And Barack and I were raised with so numerous same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them".
The Trump Organization is owned Donald Trump. "A person she has always liked was Michelle Obama", McIver said. Eric Trump, the candidate's 32-year-old son and a close adviser, is to deliver a speech aimed at answering what motivates his father to leave a life of luxury resorts and golf for the gritty work of politics: "Why is my father doing it?" In one instance, Trump's RNC speech contains an exact 23-word match with Obama's 2008 DNC speech. Manafort also acknowledged the fierce opposition to Hillary Clinton that arose from the convention floor Tuesday, as delegates chanted "Lock her up!" and cheered speakers who labeled her a liar.
On Wednesday, Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence delivers a prime-time address along with Texas Sen.
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There were overlaps in two passages.