While people may not be happy with Donald Trump becoming a real U.S. presidential candidate, it’s hard to argue that his bizarre rise hasn’t been entertaining.
The latest odd gaffe concerns his new speech writer, Meredith McIver, who came to our attention when she
ripped off was heavily inspired by a Michelle Obama speech, which she wrote for Trump’s wife Melania Trump.
Trump alleges that McIver wrote the speech for Melania and that she had nothing to do with the plagiarised speech – but this is where things take a dramatic twist.
You see, the supposed ghost writer had no verified Twitter account or LinkedIn profile until yesterday when she suddenly appeared on social media.
Now, you may be thinking ‘Trump’s a buffoon, but even he isn’t arrogant enough to create a fictional spokesperson’ and I’d agree with you, had he not actually done it before.
Back in the 80s and 90s, Trump would act as his own spokesperson calling news outlets using the pseudonyms John Miller and John Barron, not even bothering to disguise his accent.
So has Trump just created a new imaginary friend to protect his wife?
Does Meredith McIver (Melania speechwriter) exist? She has a FB page with no friends that was created today. pic.twitter.com/DS9SIIPUwY
— Cheryl G (@steakhousegirl) July 20, 2016
Well, the Internet’s been sleuthing and they’ve discovered that Meredith McIver isn’t on Trump’s payroll.
More than that, any and all mentions of her online basically appeared yesterday.
It’s also not the first time Trump’s blamed McIver either…
Twitter’s been less than kind about Donald Trump’s maybe fictional speech writer.
— Collin (@CollinAstoria) July 21, 2016
— Alyssa Rabil (@lilybob) July 21, 2016
Maybe we should demand a birth certificate from Donald Trump to prove she exists?
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.