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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. 

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