New Melania Trump Plagiarism Charges Tied to Monica Crowley
New York (eTruePolitics) – For Donald Trump, plagiarism may be the saddest of all possible words.
First it was wife Melania caught plagiarizing a Michelle Obama speech. Then earlier today it was Republican operative Monica Crowley caught plagiarizing a book and Ph.D. and being pushed out of her new national security communications gig before she started it.
And then the two stories converged.
Weeks ago, after the president-elect approved an unprecedented ‘First Lady’s Inaugural Speech’ – scheduled to be delivered by Melania Trump immediately before her husband’s formal inauguration address on January 20th – Trump reportedly directed Crowley to write the speech.
Now comes the sad part. The text, which a staffer shared with eTruePolitics, contained the following sentence:
“Ask not what Donald can do for you, ask what you can do for Donald.”
The line is strikingly similar to words written by legendary speechwriter Ted Sorenson for John F. Kennedy’s iconic 1961 inaugural address.
“Anyone who claims this is plagiarism is sick. Tribute to great Prez. SAD. SAD. SAD.”, said Mr. Trump in a tweet. Meanwhile, Washington filled with rumors that Trump will cancel the speech.
“Melania’s furious,” a source, who requested anonymity because he feared for his life, told eTruePolitics. “If Mr. Trump cancels her speech, chances are Melania’s gonna get a bad flu bug on Friday morning.”
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