Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she is ''surprised'' the Trump campaign is not ''owning'' up to any wrongdoing, amid accusations that Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, gave a partly plagiarized speech. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on Tuesday that the campaign team of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump should be held accountable for the content of his wife Melania Trump's speech at the Republican convention. Melania Trump's address in Cleveland on Monday night (July 18) contained a section that was strikingly similar to words delivered at the Democratic convention in 2008 by the woman she hopes to succeed as first lady, Michelle Obama. "I'm pretty surprised that the Trump campaign isn't at least owning that that's what occurred. They need to answer to how that happened and I think it's just a one in a series of examples of just how unprepared and disorganized and chaotic their campaign is and if he can't even run his campaign efficiently and ensure that one of their you know main principle speakers isn't delivering a portion of her address that's been plagiarized then what does that say about his ability to run the country," Wasserman Schultz said. A small section of Melania Trump's roughly 15-minute address closely resembled a part of Michelle Obama's speech eight years ago in support of Barack Obama, who was then campaigning for president. Melania Trump, a Slovenian-born jewelry designer and former model, talked about passing on to the next generation the value of hard work that she inherited from her parents and said "the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."