Like stepmother, like stepdaughter (kind of)! Just like Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump supported her father, Donald Trump, in a fashionable white dress at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20, in Cleveland. But the price points of their two frocks were drastically different.
As previously reported by Us Weekly, Twitter users noticed startling similarities between Melania’s July 18 speech and Michelle Obama‘s 2008 Democratic National Convention address. Trump Organization staff writer Meredith McIver, who helped write the speech with the former model, took responsibility for the blunder on Wednesday.
McIver released a statement about the incident of her own volition. “In working with Melania Trump on her recent First Lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages she wanted to share with the American people. A person she has always liked is Michelle Obama. Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech,” she wrote in a letter, via NBC. “I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches.”
Donald Trump forgave her and sang her praises later on. “She just made a mistake, and I think it was terrific how she came forward and just said, ‘Look, it was a mistake that I made,'” the Republican Presidential nominee, 70, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “And she thought that it was very unfair to Melania, although, interestingly the press treated Melania very well because they didn’t think that it was her.”
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