RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: I’d ‘Probably’ Fire Melania Trump’s Speechwriter

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Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, said Tuesday morning that he’d “probably” fire a speechwriter for Melania Trump’s apparently copied remarks—and the ensuing scandal—if the person worked for him and plagiarized. Controversy broke out overnight after it became clear that her convention speech had a section that was nearly identical to one that Michelle Obama gave in 2008. Though Priebus said he was unsure if the speech was lifted, he affirmed that he believes the story has become a “distraction.”

SOURCE: The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet