Donald Trump has finally spoken out about the allegations that his wife Melania plagiarized part of her primetime speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
Taking to his favorite form of social media on Wednesday, the newly-crowned GOP nominee tweeted:
He quickly followed it up by posting:
Debate over whether or not Mrs. Trump cribbed part of her much-lauded speech from Michelle Obama's 2008 address at the Democratic National Convention has become the focus of the debate for much of the last two days, with Trump's campaign vehemently denying the charges.
The campaign has also insisted that no one will be fired for the wrongdoing - and it appears that they are sticking to their guns on that.
Meredith McIver, the Trump Organization in-house staff writer who helped with the final draft of Melania's statement, offered her resignation over the controversy.
In fact, she admits that she inadvertently cribbed part of Obama's while writing the speech in her statement:
"In working with Melania Trump on her recent First Lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages she wanted to share with the American people. A person she has always liked is Michelle Obama.
Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama's speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech.
I did not check Mrs. Obama's speeches. This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama."
But, she noted, Trump rejected her offer to resign:
Prior to Trump's tweets, it was reported that the billionaire businessman was “furious” by the accusations, while his wife was “humiliated.”
Stay tuned to IJR.com throughout the week for the latest on the Republican National Convention.