A longtime employee of the Trump Organization took responsibility for lifting two passages, from a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama, for Melania Trump’s address on Monday at the Republican National Convention, saying that it was an innocent mistake.
Mrs Trump, the third wife of Republican candidate Donald Trump, faced accusations that parts of her speech had plagiarised Michelle Obama. Lines in the speech matched almost word for word those delivered by Mrs Obama at the Democrats’ convention in 2008.
Ms McIver said her offer to resign was rejected by the Trumps.
“This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused,” she said in the statement below