• Melania Trump accused of plagiarism
  • Melania Trump defended by supporters against plagiarism allegations
  • Meghan McCain's statement against Melania and Ivanka Trump backfired

Melania Trump is not to blame for her speech branded as plagiarized by critics in 2016.

Just recently, the first lady was involved in another plagiarism scandal after many noticed that her signature was too similar to her husband President Donald Trump’s in their Christmas card. Due to the issue, Melania’s plagiarism scandal three years ago has resurfaced.

But many believe that it wasn’t Melania’s fault that her speech at the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 18, 2016 was too similar to Michelle Obama’s remarks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 25, 2008.

“In Melania's case, it seems like her staff simply aren’t up to the task, and for whatever reason they haven’t been replaced,” one commented on Quora.

Michael Logue also shared the same opinion. For him, Melania’s staff was to blame, saying that the scandal only pointed to her “lazy and incompetent staff.”

Also, shortly after the scandal, Meredith McIver took the blame for Melania’s controversial speech. She admitted that she included passages of the ex-FLOTUS’s 2008 speech at Melania’s address. According to her, she offered her resignation due to the incident but, Donald rejected it.

“This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant,” McIver said.

“Mr. Trump told me people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from experiences.”

In related news, Meghan McCain criticized Melania and Ivanka Trump for failing to control the president. “The View” co-host attacked the first lady and first daughter saying that she didn’t want to hear anything from them and added that they are “complicit” like Donald.

However, McCain’s statement only backfired because many attacked her following her criticisms against Donald’s wife and daughter. Political commentator Wayne Dupree called her “bitter, jealous and envious person.” Meanwhile, another called McCain “extremely immature and lost.”

Melania Trump during the 2017 Invictus Games
First Lady Melania Trump holds a T-shirt in support of the Team U.S. competitors surrounding her before the opening ceremony for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Sept. 23, 2017. Photo by EJ Hersom/U.S. Department of Defense Photo by EJ Hersom/U.S. Department of Defense