Cleveland, OH – The Trump campaign has issued a statement to CNN surrounding the controversy over Melania Trump’s plagiarized RNC convention speech last night in Cleveland: Nobody is getting fired.
Donald Trump and his children are reportedly furious with the campaign team, particularly head honcho Paul Manafort, over the incident. Melania is also reportedly enraged.
Melania Trump’s Speech Plagiarized…Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Address
Fired Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski — who is reportedly still getting paid and a part of the candidate’s inner circle — is now calling for the resignation of his erstwhile rival Paul Manafort, the man who vanquished him in an intense internal power struggle. See the MSNBC clip below for additional context. On RNC day two, the knife is plunged:
the knife is plunged https://twitter.com/khinman/status/755420220492251136 …
Here’s today’s groan-worthy spin, followed by a “wow” report from Morning Joe’s team, detailing the backstory to all of this, and the internal sniping within the Trump campaign. For what it’s worth, the RNC Chairman thinks the plagiarism is ‘probably‘ a fireable offense:
“What she did was use words that are common words,” Paul Manafort, explaining away plagiarism in Melania Trump’s convention.