Melania Trump’s speechwriter admits mistake, offers resignation; Trump rejects it
CLEVELAND — A Trump organization staffer identified herself as the person responsible for plagiarism in Melania’s Trump convention speech and offered her resignation Wednesday.
Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said the Trumps did not accept her resignation.
“Over the phone, 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 ultimately became the final speech. I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches. This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant.”