Sunday, June 16, 2024

UPDATE: Melania Trump’s Speechwriter Meredith McIver Speaks, She Had Never Had a Twitter Account



Here’s a little follow up on the Mystery of Meredith McIver.

She IS real. I’ve just spoken to her at the Trump Organization. She’s quite nice and sane despite what’s going on on social media.

She tells me she never had a Twitter account. That’s why the account is gone. “I’ve never had Twitter or Facebook,” she says.

There is no person named Jonathan Elwood, who was busy DM Tweeting me in the middle of the night. So much for that. People have a lot of time on their hands.

Whatever you think of Donald Trump, I always found the people at the Trump Organization to be helpful, professional and pleasant. Back in the 90s, when Donald, Ivana and Marla Maples were regularly in the press, I could always count on the great Norma Foerderer, Donald’s right hand person, to handle all the crazy stuff with aplomb.

Anyway, case closed on Meredith McIver. She made a mistake with the speech. Life goes on.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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