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As of this afternoon, we’ve learned that Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech falls at the feet of none other than Meredith McIver, a staff writer for the Trump organization, who, according to a statement, discussed Melania Trump’s influences with her over the phone, mistakenly writing down Michelle Obama’s remarks nearly word-for-word into Trump’s speech.

Okay, likely story. It certainly isn’t making this controversy go away — especially because Donald Trump apparently refused McIver’s offer to resign, and continues to own the plagiarism as a way to attract “good press.” 

Well, at least one version of Melania Trump wants to make good on her husband’s campaign’s embarrassing mistake: Actress Laura Benanti, who gave a stunning rendition of an “original statement” in response to the scandal. 

Photo and video: CBS

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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