A Trump organization staffer has offered her resignation Wednesday for her role in Melania Trump’s convention speech and the plagiarism allegations that followed.
Meredith McIver was identified as the staffer. She apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said Donald Trump did not accept her resignation.
Her statement can be found below.
Side-by-side comparisons of the transcripts show the text in Trump’s address following, nearly to the word, the would-be future first lady’s own from the first night of the Democratic convention in Denver nearly eight years ago.
The Trump campaign released a statement on the speech after the similarities were uncovered, but the statement did not mention the plagiarism charge.
“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,” according to Jason Miller, the senior communications adviser.