Monthly Archives: July 2016

David Litt, former speechwriter for President Barack Obama, explains how speeches are written at the Democratic National Convention

On September 4, 2012, Stacey Lihn walked across the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her husband, Caleb, followed her along with their two young daughters, including 2-year-old Zoe. “Like so many moms with sick children, I shed tears and could breathe easier knowing that we …

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Who is Meredith McIver? The Trump speechwriter who took the blame has a long history with the candidate

The Trump Organization staffer who took responsibility for the failed speech that was supposed to be one of the most important at the RNC is a former ballerina and longtime trusted colleague of the GOP nominee. Meredith McIver is listed as a co-author with Donald Trump on several of the …

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The speechwriter behind Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican Convention

Donald Trump is due to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination Thursday night in Cleveland. Behind his words hides political advisor Stephen Miller, 30, responsible for writing the speech of his life. If it wasn’t difficult enough to produce a successful speech for the most unpredictable Republican candidate …

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Trump speechwriter apologizes for copying part of Michelle Obama’s remarks – The Hollywood Reporter

CLEVELAND, Ohio—A speech writer on Donald Trump’s staff accepted responsibility Wednesday morning for using portions of a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama in a speech given by Melanie Trump Monday at the Republican National Convention. Meredith Mclveran in-house writer for the Trump Organization, said in a statement shared by the …

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Donald Trump attacks his wife’s speechwriter

CLEVELAND – Donald J. Trump on Wednesday congratulated the long-time company employee who took responsibility for two passages of Melania Trump’s convention speech that were withdrawn from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention of 2008, but he conceded that the public admission should have taken place a day …

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Melania Trump’s speechwriter made a common mistake. Here’s how to avoid it. – Poynter

One of the most common excuses for plagiarism is “I have mixed up my notes.” This was indeed the rationale that surfaced today in the apology from longtime Trump ghost writer Meredith McIver. When his name appeared, I recognized him right away. For months now I’ve had a book by …

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