Post has been updated
I’m calling it a publicity stunt and I’m also giving her the benefit of the doubt. Melania Trump might have dropped out of college but that doesn’t mean she never had the chance to learn about plagiarism in high school. Unless she dropped out of high school in Ljubljana which I highly doubt.
Another reason why I think it’s a publicity stunt is because she boldly admitted that she wrote the speech with a little bit of help. In addition, Trump’s campaign team didn’t fire anyone.
To add to the previous point, it was Melania Trump who gave the speech, not Donald Trump. She can be the one to take the hit for this story and it won’t hurt her at all. It’s not like her boss will tell her to step down or she will lose credibility in her profession. After all, she’s just a designer for some watch company and a former model.
One last point is about the media. Other than the anti-Trump delegates showing their frustration at the beginning of the convention, there weren’t any other news worthy stories to cover. Even Canadian news outlets focused only on Melania. There was no coverage on policy, ideas, or plans.
What’s your opinion on this fun little story? Are you tired of the news outlets for covering this story ad nauseum?
Update: Underpayment is another factor that should be taken into account. Which might tell us that this in fact, was a mistake. A mistake that could have been avoided if there was appropriate funding.