EGG MEET FACE: Liberal Media, #NeverTrump Accuse Donald Trump, Jr. of Plagiarism; Charge Refuted by Speech Author
Liberal media outlets and Never Trump activists thought they really had the Trump campaign this time. A passage of the speech given Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention by Donald Trump, Jr., tracked remarkably similar to an article by George Mason law professor Frank Buckley.
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) July 20, 2016
“Donald Trump Jr. Plagiarized Convention Speech As Trump Plagiarism Epidemic Grows via @politicususa http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/20/donald-trump-jr-plagiarized-convention-speech-trump-plagiarism-epidemic-grows.html … #p2 #p2b #ctl”
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) July 20, 2016
“Donald Trump Jr’s speech was also plagiarized http://thkpr.gs/3800113”
Erick Erickson, The Resurgent: Donald Trump Jr.’s Speech Had Plagiarism Too.
Here is Donald J. Trump, Jr. tonight:
Our schools used to be an elevator to the middle class. Now they’re stalled on the ground floor. They’re like soviet-era department stores that are run for the benefit of the clerks and not the customers.
Here is an article in the American Conservative from May of 2016:
What should be an elevator to the upper class is stalled on the ground floor. Part of the fault for this may be laid at the feet of the system’s entrenched interests: the teachers’ unions and the higher-education professoriate. Our schools and universities are like the old Soviet department stores whose mission was to serve the interests of the sales clerks and not the customers. Why the sales clerks should want to keep things that way is perfectly understandable.
It turns out that Buckley, a known Trump supporter, was one of the authors of the speech.
A cryptic tweet by Buckley was followed a tweet from an ABC News reporter who spoke with Buckley.
Except it wasn't stealing…
— Frank Buckley (@fbuckley) July 20, 2016
“Except it wasn’t stealing…”
Just got off the phone with Buckley: "I was one of the principal speechwriters. It's not a problem." https://t.co/I4KINokZFW
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) July 20, 2016
“Just got off the phone with Buckley: “I was one of the principal speechwriters. It’s not a problem.”