The recent Trump controversy has centered around Melania Trump’s recent speech, which turned out to be a complete copy paste of a speech Michelle Obama did.
An in-house staff writer for the Trump Organization Meredith McIver has already taken the fall for the mistake, saying that she had mistakenly included phrasing from Michelle’s speech in the final draft when Melania had read them out to her as inspiration.
“I offered my resignation to Mr. Trump and the Trump family, but they rejected it. Mr. Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences.”
A lot of Trumps team has been marked as rookies chucked in the deep end of political campaigning, Trump himself is a newbie when it comes to politics. A far cry from Clinton, who’s grown up inside the oligarchy, and knows the business inside and out.
Suffice to say social media wasn’t going to let a little plagiarism on Melania’s part go that easily.
However the apology by McIver may have raised more questions than it answered. She said that she worked for Trump Organisation, not the Trump Campaign. There are now questions now over whether she was following contribution rules.
“The only way McIver’s work could be possibly legal is if the corporation is reimbursed at a market rate. If not, this is considered a corporate contribution and is 100% illegal,” said Richard Skinner, policy analyst at the Sunlight Foundation to CNBC.
The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania’s speech than the FBI spent on Hillary’s emails.
Trump has been taking the entire thing with a pretty cavalier attitude as usual, “Good news is Melania’s speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!”
“The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania’s speech than the FBI spent on Hillary’s emails.” he said on Twitter.