Melania Trump's RNC 2016 Speechwriter Not Allowed to Resign Over Plagiarism

The speech has been criticized for plagiarism, and was widely ridiculed on social media.

"In working with Melanie Trump on her recent First Lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages we wanted to share with the American people". Her speech has dominated the news cycle since Monday night, after reporters discovered it contained similar lines to those in Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. "No harm was meant", McIver said in a statement.

McIver said Trump had refused to accept her resignation, saying that "people make innocent mistakes", according to her statement.

A speechwriter who said she penned the Melania Trump address scrutinized for closely mirroring a Michelle Obama speech apologized Wednesday for the "confusion and hysteria" she caused. "Today, more than ever, I am honored to work for such a great family", she said.

"I feel awful for the chaos", she said in the statement.

"I'm going to speak from my heart concerning the Mr. Trump that I know", he said.

The controversy hung over the opening days of the GOP convention, overshadowing Mrs. Trump's performance, which was warmly received by those in the convention hall.

"There's no cribbing of Michelle Obama's speech", he told CNN. The Trump campaign has paid numerous Trump Organization staffers and disclosed it accordingly.

One of Trump's central themes in this campaign, said Weidenkopf, is to drop political correctness, and that's what Trump got from Cruz Wednesday.

"In writing her lovely speech, Melania's team of writers took notes on her life's inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking".

187277187264187264Melania Trump's speech controversy casts shadow over RNCRepublicans will formally nominate Donald Trump as their presidential candidate Tuesday night.

Another passage with notable similarities that follows two sentences later in Mrs. Trump's speech addresses her attempts to instill those values in her son.

He then noted the second issue he perceives with the campaign, which is that "when faced with something that you did wrong, you just deny it, no matter whether it's true or not".