Tony Award winning actress Laura Benanti is brilliant as Melania Trump on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show:
But plagiarism isn’t the only scandal around the potential first lady. According to CBS news, Melania Trump’s bio on the RNC website lies when it says that she graduated from college. As does her website. And Snopes looked into it, and couldn’t find any evidence that she had ever received any degree.
But wait, there’s more! The Trump campaign finally came up with someone to blame for the plagiarism. It only took them three days, which is suspicious enough. They claim that Melania Trump enlisted help writing her speech from a Trump employee who is not connected with the campaign. According to their story, Melania read that person some passages over the phone that she liked, including lines from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech at the DNC, but that she only meant them as examples. Of course, when Melania saw those quotes in the final speech, didn’t she even notice?
But the bigger problem is that if this story is true, then it reveals criminal activity. It is a federal crime for corporations to contribute cash, products, or services to political campaigns, but the Trump campaign seems completely unconcerned about the law. So why am I not surprised?
What is most shocking is that someone in the Trump campaign has acknowledged the plagiarism but has dismissed it as an inconsequential mistake. I am mystified that the whole educational apparatus in the US is not up in arms and outraged by such a statement. If you don’t think that plagiarism is a big problem, just ask your high school teacher friends. This is the culture of third world command economies. Is this what they mean by make America great??