Regarding Melania Trump’s speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention: I’m not mad at her personally.
Do I think there was plagiarism?
Do I think it’s her fault?
I’m not mad at her personally — I think, honestly, she probably didn’t write her speech. (Even thought she said she did, but she did say she got a little help.) The speech writers probably interviewed her and then wrote the speech for her. I’ve read some articles about why they like to parade out the wife. They are the “humanizers” of their husbands.
There was no doubt some incredibly poor vetting of the speech and I’m really surprised that I haven’t heard of speech writers being fired instantly.
I jokingly wrote to a Facebook friend: “rhaps the Rick rolling speech writers are secret Democratic spies sent to derail the RNC!!!! LOL. Which, actually, I hope is kind of the case.” However, I must say that I thought her delivery of the speech was pretty good.
Ultimately, this is what gets me though. If she was the wife of a Democratic nominee, the Republicans would be all over her for the nude photos, the lack of morals, her obvious lack of depth. They’d be all over her for being raised in a Communist country and possibly being a Communist spy. They’d be looking into Ivanka Trump for the same reason. If the Donald was a Democrat, the Republicans would be having a field day with him — his financial troubles, his bankruptcies, his three marriages, and the fact that his children have different mothers. Isn’t that what they complain about minorities doing? Having children with different partners? It’s so all hypocritical to me.