Ok: you do listen to Donald Trump mock Barack Obama, right? He hates Obama, tried to prove he was born in Kenya, and thinks he’s a terrible, terrible president.
It turns out Melania Trump, the wife with the plagiarized speech, knew she was stealing her words from Michelle Obama.
Meredith McIver, who wrote Melania’s purloined speech, tells the NY Times: “A person she [Melania] has always liked is Michelle Obama.” Over the phone,” Ms. Trump “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.”
Let’s go over this again for people who move their mouths when reading, or follow the Trumps blindly. Melania Trump admires First Lady Michelle Obama and read her speeches to her own writer, who then used those words to write Melania’s speech.
McIver, at Melania’s request, jettisoned the speech that had been written for her by experts. McIver is a former ballerina. On purpose, the Trump campaign allowed words written by Obama speechwriters to be used in Monday’s speech.
Donald Trump always says “I’ll get the best people.” And it turns out, that would be Michelle Obama, highly educated, literate, not a fashion model without an education.
If Melania Trump trusts the Obamas, I think that says a lot about where we go next. The Trumps have some great qualities, I am sure, but being President and First Lady– well, they went to the experts when they needed them.