Emphasis on delivered.
It is, of course, no secret that most politicians and their wives have their speeches written for them by professional speech writers. No doubt this was the case for Melania Trump.
So it is quite fascinating that this morning's headlines (SEE:Melania Trump Plagiarized Michelle Obama, a Woman Republicans Said Hated America) ) suggest, with pretty solid evidence, that part of Melania's speech was plagiarized--by taking chunks from, get this, Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention.
A professional writer writing a speech for a worldwide audience plagiarizes from a Michelle Obama nationalized speech! Sounds like sabotage to me,
It is noteworthy that the Hillary-side CNN talking heads immediately after the speech pointed out that the speech lacked any anecdotal stories about Donald and Melania. Such anecdotes are part of politician's wife speech writing 101. Why weren't there any in the speech?
I am not exactly the touchy-feely type but I was waiting for the anecdote(s) that never came.
What was going on here? No anecdotes but boxy phrases from a Michelle speech that don't sound like Melania at all.
Bill Kristol is enjoying this much too much, we need to know who the speechwriter was. He retweets:
The derin devlet lives. Who was Melania's speech writer, who recommended her, and how did the derin devlet get to them?"I was born a poor black child.” #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes— Libby Hill (@midwestspitfire) July 19, 2016
In a none plagiarized part of the speech, which actually sounded like her, Melania said there would be "ups and downs" in the campaign as it moves toward election day. She probably had no idea that her speech would be an object lesson in this.
I'm guessing that this will probably energize her to do more for the campaign and not leave it on a down.
At @BPolitics breakfast, @Reince says he'd "probably" fire the speechwriter for Melania’s remarks if the person worked for him and did that.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 19, 2016
This I don't get.
The Trump campaign has no plans to fire or discipline anyone over Melania Trump's speech. https://t.co/bj0t9jVxpC— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 19, 2016
Who wrote the speech, Jared Kushner?
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