Meredith McIver, an “in-house staff writer at the Trump Organization,” just released a statement taking full responsibility for the plagiarized parts of Melania Trump’s convention speech on Monday.
Trump staffer Meredith McIver accepts responsibility for plagiarism in Melania Trump speech, offered resignation, per @MaeveReston
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) July 20, 2016
According to MiIver, Melania Trump read her parts of Michelle Obama’s speeches that she liked and those excerpts were accidentally included in the final draft.
Trump campaign releases statement from in-house writer Meredith McIver: "She read me some passages from Mrs. Obama's speech as examples."
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 20, 2016
McIver offered to resign and Donald Trump refused, allegedly saying “people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from this experiences.”
Meredith McIver statement pic.twitter.com/6bSgp6kKOH
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 20, 2016