Melania Trump gave us secondhand embarrassment its finest at her Republican National Convention speech. Donald Trump finally gave a piece of his thoughts surrounding his wife’s controversial minute in the sunshine, which she delivered in Cleveland on Monday, July 18. Hear his statement in the video below!
As previously documented, the aspiring first lady’s address appeared to plagiarize remarks that Michelle Obama produced in the course of the 2008 Democratic Nationwide Convention. Trump Organization personnel writer Meredith McIver, who aided publish the speech with Melania, forty six, took responsibility for the blunder on Wednesday.
“She just made a mistake, and I think it was terrific how she came forward and just said, ‘Look, it was a mistake that I made,'” the GOP presidential nominee, 70, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos of McIver later in the day. “And she thought that it was very unfair to Melania, although, interestingly the press treated Melania very well because they didn’t think that it was her.”
McIver unveiled a statement about the incident of her own volition. “In operating with Melania Trump on her latest 1st Girl speech, we discussed a lot of people who influenced her and messages she needed to share with the American people. A person she has constantly favored is Michelle Obama. More than the cellphone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that eventually grew to become the final speech,” she wrote in a letter, through NBC. “I did not examine Mrs. Obama’s speeches.”
At the peak of the fiasco, McIver offered the Trump household her resignation. Even so, the former Celebrity Apprentice host did not accept it.
“Today more than ever, I am honored to work for such a great family,” McIver said in her statement. “I personally admire the way Mr. Trump has handled this situation and I am grateful for his understanding.”
Rewatch Melania and Michelle’s speeches in the video below.