Graphic Representation: Sincerest flattery form


We begin with this from Agence France Presse:

Freshly crowned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tried Wednesday to draw a line under a plagiarism scandal that has rocked his campaign, with a staffer offering to resign.

Having prevailed in his remarkable run to the Republican White House nomination, Trump turned to his next task of quieting questions about his campaign’s professionalism and healing crippling party divisions.

A Trump staffer admitted to using Michelle Obama quotes in a speech delivered by Melania Trump at the Republican convention, apologizing and offering to resign over the plagiarism row — an offer however rejected by the nominee.

Melania Trump had “always liked” the current first lady and had “read me some passages from Mrs Obama’s speech” over the telephone as examples of what she wanted to tell the convention on Monday, said the staffer, Meredith McIver.

And now, one with the show. . .

We begin with a prosaic image from the editorial cartoonist of the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Clay Bennett: Melania’s Speechwriter

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Next, from the editorial cartoonist of the Charlotte Observer:

Kevin Siers: Melania’s Speech

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And this from the editorial cartoonist of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Steve Sack: Melania Trump

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The artist from the Buffalo News weighs in:

Adam Zyglis: Melania Trump speech

July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

A blast from the past from the Arizona Republic:

Steve Benson: To plagiarize a former president

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From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Steve Breen: Seizing the initiative

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Next, from the Sacramento Bee:

Jack Ohman: One giant leap (again)…

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And from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Mike Luckovich: Speech pattern

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And, of course, the Internet weighed in. One of our favorites:

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Ah, what the hey, one final tweet:

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