Trump Campaign Issues Statement on Melania Speech Following Plagiarism Revelations

The Donald Trump campaign has released a statement on the discovery of plagiarism in Melania Trump‘s speech… that does not directly address the discovery of plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech.

An entire paragraph of her speech was lifted almost word-for-word from Michelle Obama‘s 2008 DNC speech.

The Trump team statement, attributed to senior communications advisor Jason Miller, makes note of none of this (emphasis added):

“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.

What exactly does “fragments that reflected her own thinking” mean?

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