The first day of the Republican National Convention was considered a success, except when Donald Trump’s third wife, Melania Trump, and delivered a speech. As many have pointed out, parts of Melania’s speech was taken directly from a speech made by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2008. Now, many are wondering if Donald’s ex-manager Corey Lewandowski had anything to do with the fiasco.
It was not the Democrats who pointed out the plagiarism issue in Melania’s speech first. It was not the Republicans, either. Rather, it was journalist who had been watching the convention like everyone else.
Later on, Hill was sure he made a startling discovery and said, “Melania must’ve liked Michelle Obama’s 2008 Convention speech, since she plagiarized it.”
Since then, Donald’s team had been busy putting out the fire.
In the aftermath of the accusation, the Trump team released a statement saying, “In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.”
Meanwhile, the former Trump campaign manager said that if anyone should be fired following this speech scandal, it would have to be the man who took over his role, Paul Manafort.
On CNN, Lewandowki said he believes Manafort should be held accountable for the mishap if he had “signed off” on Melania’s speech before she had gone to stage with it.
Trump’s camp had said that no one will be fired as a result of the plagiarized speech. In fact, Manafort continues to claim there was no plagiarism done, and that Melania had used common words.
“To think that she would do something like that knowing how scrutinized her speech was going to be last night is just really absurd,” he said.
Earlier, Melania told Matt Lauer that she had actually written the speech “with (as) little help as possible.”