Transcript for Melania Trump Speechwriter Admits Error
And beating tonight from Cleveland where Donald Trump arrived it is helicopter this afternoon. And his wife in the lobby is said right here earlier this week it would not be a trump contest. Without excitement and drama and there is new drama tonight and it involves Bologna trump herself. Just moments ago Donald Trump sitting down one on one would are George Stephanopoulos. That conversation comes as Trump's running mate introduces himself to the nation tonight. Gary is Mike Pence with trump and the trump children right behind a lobbying trump not with them. Tonight the trump campaign says those words in his wife's speech were in fact taken from Michelle Obama's speech and now they explain why. George with Donald Trump in just a moment here but first ABC's Tom Thomas with the explanation behind the two speeches and the striking similarities. Thomas on the organ tonight. Today living in Cleveland it into the large. Yes go taking over is convention. Just landing near Cleveland. Enough right now to get closer to the convention hall and one thing we noticed rightly touched down notes on the Maloney in front. This was the last time we saw her. Following her husband into trump tower as news was breaking that parts of her convention address were lifted from Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech. Because. We want our children and all children in this nation. To note because they bond out soon spend in these nations to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them. That there are any meat to your statements. Ease this tank argued Venus and yogi linked this to learn. Initially the campaign and all denial mode. To say that she lifted any worse from anybody's is absurd. But to date are shocking admission the trump campaign releasing a letter from a lot his speech writer mirror to look diver who described herself as an. In house staff writer at the Trump Organization. And a longtime friend and admirer of the trump family. Look divers say she worked on the speech with Polonia. Adding quote. We discussed many people who inspired her. A person she is always liked it's Michelle Obama look ever says more do you read hurt passages from mrs. Obama's 2008 speech. Adding quote I wrote them down note and later included so what the phrasing in the draft that alternately became the final speech she claims she quote. Did not check mrs. Obama's speeches the question now did belong to twelve not recognize that the work she's well. We're virtually identical to the Michelle Obama won't. She herself read to her speech writer look I ever say she offered to resign but trump refused to let her go. Narrow she's apologizing for the whole mess seen. This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos they have caused Maloney and the trumps as well as mrs. Obama still will patrolled apologize to the horse lady as well. David asked Donald Trump junior. Do you believe that Michelle Obama is owed an apology in any kind of way because of the similarities in this two speeches I don't know I don't know that Michelle Obama variety of whoever is involved as I don't think so. As for Donald Trump will destroy this story that doesn't seem to go away tweeting. Good news is below his speech got more publicity. That any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press. David this no doubt puts additional pressure on the trumps that still have to speak at this convention. Eric trump tell this debate he wrote his entire speech himself no speechwriter David Ott Dallas leading us off again tonight Tom bank.
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