Earlier this week, Manafort insisted that none of Trump's remarks had been lifted from Obama's 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention, despite striking parallels. How that had come about remained unclear. They described word-by-word fact-checking by a dedicated team of experts and computer software created to catch plagiarism. "These were common words and values that she cares about her family, things like that".
Former neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson linked Hillary Clinton to famed community organizer Saul Alinsky, who once offered measured praise of Lucifer in a book, to provide perspective on what type of president Clinton would be.
The passages in question came near the beginning of Mrs. Trump's almost 15-minute speech. I asked Mrs. Trump, she said no. This was my mistake, and I feel awful for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama.
There were similar overlaps in a passage dealing with conveying to children that there is no limit to what they can achieve.
Last night, Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the RNC with his family supporting him in Cleveland.
As he has in recent weeks, Trump pledged to bring back law and order to the US, echoing a theme that Richard Nixon used to win the White House in 1968. The campaign manager refused to answer questions on how the speech was written or who saw it later.
"I asked to put out this statement because I did not like seeing the way this was distracting from Mr. Trump's historic campaign for president and Melania's lovely message and presentation", McIver said.
Months ago, with the hiring of Paul Manafort, an establishment veteran who'd worked for everyone from Ronald Reagan to George H.W. Bush, it seemed as if the Trump campaign was trying to grow up.
Although Donald Trump Sr.'s immigration plan is more nuanced than just building a wall, the issue is one of his most controversial. It's far more extensive than that and has serious implications in scientific publication, for example, but the basic function is to help ensure you don't help yourself to someone else's body of work.
Ivanka emphasized women's rights in her speech.
"We describe our culture in behavioural terms so for example we say that our culture is supportive of mistakes but not a pattern of mistakes", she stressed.
Many delegates were eager to defend her, convinced that whatever had happened, Mrs. Trump herself was not to blame.
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