What's really amazing is that hardly anyone's pointing out that if
this story is true (and who knows, since it's about the tenth explanation),
it's also illegal for a "staff writer" for the Trump Corporation to
have done work, paid or not, for the Trump campaign. It's small potatoes,
but it certainly adds to the unease the rest of us have about Trump's
commitment to telling the truth. A pathological liar will lie when the truth is
easier to tell.
Where is Mia Love?
Oh, and it just sounds so much better coming from Melania.
Democrats: the party of "Let's commit treason for personal gain, and
praise those who do it!, but the worst person in the world is a speechwriter for
Donald Trump!"Ask Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy about selling
US secrets for gain; they fully, fully endorse it. Progressive heroes include
the Rosenbergs, who gave the Soviet Union all the information they needed for
atomic weapons--some of the greatest heroes leftists have, in fact. They are
proud of spitting on Vietnam and Iraq War veterans; and as so eloquently shown
recently, leftists celebrate and praise thugs who murder cops while, as one
leftist journalist said, a mother of a soldier whom Hillary killed "Needs to
be beaten to death with my bare hands." Yes, leftists hate
America and morality, while praising communism and sadistic, leftist societies
like Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela.
Donald Trump is not incompetent. Just look at his record as a businessman and
as a father. "Incompetent"? Not so much."Narcissistic". Not so much there, either. Most of you, and I, have
never met nor associated with him. I have to take the word of those who have,
not those who have not.
I guess we all think that JFK's "ask not" phrase was original with
him. Turns out, probably not. And, Iam quite sure we all remember
Hillary Clinton's "willful suspension of disbelief" which sounded
so original and erudite at the time, was not her phrase at all. She got that
from one of her professors at Yale. I personally researched that one. Yet she
gave no credit to the originator.Seems like some people have an
inherent right to various words and phrases while others do not. Guess it just
depends on which political party one belongs to. And, of course, which
candidates the liberal media fawn over.
"Yeah, our candidate is an incompetent, narcissistic buffoon, who has no
interest in governance." "But Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"That's the Republicans in a nutshell. And I mean nutshell.
Bountiful, Thanks for proving my point. This article is not about
Hillary, yet we have to introduce her because the republican party, the party of
morals and virtues really isn't they just aren't as bad as the
democrats, or at least in their minds.
@ 1978"How do you deal with the heat and humidity?"We go to Utah. :)Here's hoping your next trip here takes
place in February or March!
@KarenR"neither of the major candidates deserve the loyalty,
rationalizations, or low standards they're being given. Neither seem
inclined to rise any higher than what we're demanding. So let's start
demanding a higher standard."I completely and totally agree with
the above statement. BTW I was just in Houston earlier this month. How do you
deal with the heat and humidity? It made me not feel so bad about our long
@Fred44"We all make mistakes, own them and move on, don't
spin them and don't blame others."Amazing that you can see
that Hillary does this and moves on. Wow. When did she do this? For which of
her countless many-times-a-year "mistakes" did she admit them and move
on. She denies them and moves on until she gets caught. Then declines to admit
wrong doing. I'm sorry, but this election is about Hillary and Donald. You are right about one thing, and one thing only, Trump took too long
to 'own' this, and it may not be the truth.
What? What is going on here? For real, I'm confused.If
something important were plagiarized of course there would be an issue. But to
plagiarize "I want my children to be happy" - really, is that even worth
commenting on? Now if you were upset at say Chris Christie's speech, then
I'd think you have something. Cause he destroyed Hillary!Maybe
this is just an attempt to distract from the real issues - who knows?I thought Melania was spectacular - gorgeous too - but she did sound like one
of the Bond girls. I also think she'll make a way better First Lady than
Bill Clinton will...
Grannie said: "I admire the integrity of the speechwriter. I would vote for
her in a minute just because of her honesty." and"the integrity
of the speechwriter should not be diminished in all the fussing about things
that don't matter. She is a hero."My goodness but the moral
standards we hold ourselves to these days has fallen.Would I be a
hero too if I plagiarized in my doctoral thesis, but then admitted to it AFTER I
got busted?You're right in one thing, though. Michelle
Obama's 2008 speech was beautiful and inspirational to many people, Melania
A lot of deflection going on here, but there's no denying if this situation
were reversed it would be the next benghazi on these pages. Does not
punting the speechwriter make trump a saint all of a sudden? He's got
decades of recorded and documented vulgarity, crudity, rudeness, meanness,
egotism, sexism, philandering, and bankruptcy to his name. And a playboy cover
appearance. So, no.
Impartial7No, they only call for congressional investigations when
you LIE to congress and put national security at risk. The uproar about this is
so hilarious it's frightening. Those who are most worked up about this are
the same ones who will not admit Hillary LIED and put national security at risk
even though the FBI proved she did. Saying this is plagiarism is like making
every graduation speech that starts "Today is the first day of our
lives" give back their diploma! Unreal.
As with Watergate, the Lewinsky affair, and so many other scandals, the
political heat is not so much in the initial offense but the response (denial,
cover-up). Lifting a few lines from a speech is not a big scandal. It could
have been handled easily by a simple and immediate "Oops, our bad. We were
using hers as a reference and got carried away." President Obama owned up
to the Deval Patrick plagiarism and the fuss evaporated. Instead, the Trump
campaign, as it often does, doubled down, first denying the similarity in the
remarks, then blaming the Clinton campaign for publicizing them (when numerous
media outlets reported it first). Now it's a speechwriter goof. The
shifting narrative is the real scandal.Things weren’t helped
when Melania Trump minimized the role of outside speechwriters when she told a
reporter she had written the speech herself "with as little help as
possible." By now letting a subordinate take the heat and acknowledging
that the speech was ghostwritten, the campaign is suggesting Ms. Trump is not a
plagiarist but merely a liar. Hardly an improvement when your campaign strategy
consists of painting your opponent as "crooked" and untrustworthy.
Why do we assume this is the truth? It take almost two days to get this story
out there, which doesn't match the initial stories. Or could this be the
story that Trump handlers finally came up with that put he and his wife in the
best light? For those of you who immediately jump on Hillary, this
is not about her, but typical of the republican mentality, find someone on the
other side who you determine is worse and try to excuse the republican
misbehavior.We all make mistakes, own them and move on, don't
spin them and don't blame others. If you are the party of morality, then
demonstrate it. This story is being spun, don't spin it admit it, fix it
and move on. Acting like a six year old kid who gets caught doing something
wrong and says ya but Sally did worse is not very becoming of the party that
claims such a high level of morality.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Democrats should be ecstatic
about the fact that Mrs. Trump quoted Mrs. Obama. Gosh, nit-pick every little
things until the actual words of what was said mean nothing....that's the
real agenda of the Democrats, apparently.What a weird election
choice we have this year.....and then there's Hillary, who is no choice at
all for anything Americans should embrace.
@ 1978"Hmmm... Not quite the horrible nasty human being that all
the critics of Trump want to make him out to be."Yes, he was
very forgiving of Mike Pence's vote to go into Iraq, too...yet admittedly
not so forgiving of Hillary for casting the same vote. So this isn't a
sign of being a nice guy, but rather of being a guy unashamed to openly apply a
double standard.Anticipating the reflexive retort...No, this
doesn't mean anything "good" about Hillary, so relax. It
isn't about her or Trump. It's about people being honest about why
they're supporting someone. It's about not asking others to pretend
along with you that the person you're supporting hasn't repeatedly
shown poor judgment or a lack of honesty and integrity.IMO, neither
of the major candidates deserve the loyalty, rationalizations, or low standards
they're being given. Neither seem inclined to rise any higher than what
we're demanding. So let's start demanding a higher standard.
They'll respond when they're polls numbers drop, I guarantee it.
I admire the integrity of the speechwriter. I would vote for her in a minute
just because of her honesty. I admire Mrs. Trump for not being afraid to
articulate heartfelt beliefs and for recognizing truth coming from someone whose
side she may not be on. I admire Mrs. Obama for expressing her beliefs----
beliefs ( at least those particular ones) she shares with many of us. The
"plagiarized" phrases were almost cliches--- true, but not original or
even particularly eloquent. . The message of both women was far more important
than ownership of those phrases. We would go a long way toward the
"unity" everyone talks about if we would recognize the good in others.
And finally, again, the integrity of the speechwriter should not be diminished
in all the fussing about things that don't matter. She is a hero.
Hoosier87American Fork, UT"Is it true to say that the
liberals are more upset and trying to make a bigger deal out of Melania's
speech - which was awesome by the way - than they are about Hillary's long
history of craziness"? Melania's speech was
"awesome" by the way because it wasn't her speech! Cannot imagine
the comments and rhetoric if the situation was reversed. Continue grasping right
wing extremists. Begin practicing..."Welcome Madam President"!
If only Hillary was guilty of such a small thing...but she's not. Liberals
don't have any room to be upset at something like this.
I'm glad someone finally admitted the truth. Yesterday's explanation
of coincidence was pretty lame. I wonder if Impartial7 will ever get Hillary to
admit her crimes, or if there's a slightest concern that so many lies are
told by her and her team. Remember when she denied a criminal investigation or
that she did anything wrong? Reports show she did not tell the truth. And what
about decades of this. I recall that she blamed the right-wing conspiracy for
the false reporting of Bill's improprieties. And she knew at the time the
reports were true. Double standard Impartial7?
At least, Melania Trump is in good company! Michelle Obama plagiarizes Saul
Olinsky, Barack Obama plagiarizes Gov. Deval Patrick. And now the same media
who is crucifying Melania, said that Obama's were only guilty of poor
Is it true to say that the liberals are more upset and trying to make a bigger
deal out of Melania's speech - which was awesome by the way - than they are
about Hillary's long history of craziness? I'm a little
more concerned about thousands of Classified emails than I am about a few words
that "appear" to be plagiarized.Matter of perspective I
One thing not listed in this article but printed in the Washington Examiner is
the following quote from the speech writer:"Yesterday, I offered
my resignation to Mr. Trump and the Trump family, but they rejected it,"
said Meredith McIver, an in-house speechwriter for the Trump campaign. "Mr.
Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from
these experiences."Hmmm... Not quite the horrible nasty human
being that all the critics of Trump want to make him out to be.
What happened to "You're fired!"? If Hillary's team
plagiarized a speech, Republicans would be calling for a Congressional
investigation & Trump would say it's a sign of incompetence from her