McIver's admission is a deviation from the line coming from Trump surrogates, who repeatedly refused to acknowledge any similarities between Mrs. Obama's speech and Mrs. Trump's. The Republican Party has formally nominated Trump for President of the United States. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech.
Again on Tuesday it fell to Trump's kin to reshape his public image.
We're right in the middle of the Republican National Convention, which is now being held in Cleveland, Ohio, and where delegates for the Republican party officially decide on their next leader and future presidential hopeful.
The employee, Meredith McIver, who has worked on some of Donald Trump's books, is the first person to publicly apologize for an error at any point during the Trump campaign. On Monday, his wife Melania gave a touching portrait of her husband, but that inspiration turned to dismay when it was revealed that part of her remarks were apparently lifted from a 2008 speech given by First Lady Michelle Obama.
"The fact they did not fire her speaks very well of Trump", he said.
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to comment on the swirling controversy, saying: "Good news is Melania's speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!"
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another former Trump rival, will address delegates by video, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also will speak.
The statement from McIver seems created to put the story about Melania's speech to rest, and represented a turn for a campaign that had earlier defended the speech.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leading a mock prosecution of Hillary Clinton and the crowd chanting "guilty" and "lock her up" was the number one most mentioned moment regarding the convention. GOP leaders say that while the United States has always been an exceptional nation, but eight years of bad policies and poor leadership under President Barack Obama have weakened America overseas and limited opportunities at home.
Nomination in hand, Donald Trump's campaign charged ahead Wednesday with a convention-week mission to redefine the party's celebrity leader as a serious-minded family man.
McIver said Melania Trump told her that she's "always liked" Michelle Obama and she took it from there.
That message is sure to be well-received in the convention hall, where Clinton has been under constant attack.
"For all the world he reminds me of Ronald Reagan", Pence said.
For two days, the Trump campaign tried to brush aside any talk of plagiarism, calling the criticism absurd. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) had a few encouraging words to say about Trump's nomination. The massive gaffe and the way the campaign handled a response underscores the often amateur operations of the Trump campaign, noted the Times.
"I know that when someone tells him that something is impossible, that's what triggers him into action", Donald Jr. said of his father.
For the second night, Trump's family delivered his most effective testimonials.
Former GOP presidential contender, Ben Carson, continued his support for Trump, as well as his opposition to Clinton.