Admitting that it is a cock-eyed rumour, Marcus Gilmer at Mashable dutifully reports
No one believes Trump speechwriter Meredith McIver is real
McIver’s the woman who took the rap for rewriting a Michelle Obama speech for Melania Trump, who is running for US prez. Oh wait, lemme check my notes. Last time I sat this desk, the Donald was running but … you know how fast things can change at a convention. Anyway,
McIver, who apparently helped Trump write some of his books, released a statement accepting responsibility and taking the fall for the incident. The only problem: people are speculating she’s not real at all.
Is she a real person? Probably. But Trump has made up people before (twice, at least!) and given how the campaign has gone over the last year, no one would be surprised if Trump did make up a fake speechwriter to take the blame. More.
Reality check: Yes, that’s crazy, so why give it air? Being a social non-entity is hardly the same thing as not existing.
Mashable = Cool goes nuts, maybe heading for crash. At that point, who’ll notice? When people end up in rehab, is there usually a public announcement?
See also: Mashable, once again goes nuts over Trump One reason I subscribe to cokesnort Cool media is the fun of watching them freak out over Trump. The funny part is that most of it isn’t even about Trump.