The Trump campaign has identified the speechwriter who worked with Melania Trump on her speech that plagiarized Michelle Obama. She has offered her resignation, but Donald has not accepted it. Perhaps that’s because Melania knew the passages were lifted, given that she read them directly to her speechwriter.

Here is CNN reporting that Donald will not fire the speechwriter whom the New York Times described as “a New York City-based former ballet dancer and English major who has worked on some of Mr. Trump’s books.”

Melania read her the quotes. Meredith McIver included them. Then Melania read the speech as though they were not direct quotes. She knew the quotes were lifted because she read them to her speechwriter.

To pretend this somehow absolves Melania is willfully missing the point.

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