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Yes, Meredith McIver's A Real Person And We Can All Calm Down Now

The Trump staffer who took the blame for the plagiarism in Melania Trump's RNC speech is a real human woman.

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Here's her biography in full:

Meredith McIver is a close associate to the world famous real estate titan and recent TV Impresario Donald Trump.

Ms. McIver co-authored the best-selling book, "Trump: How to Get Rich," which reveals the secrets of his success. Over the years, everyone has urged Trump to write on this subject, but it wasn't until NBC and executive producer Mark Burnett asked him to star in "The Apprentice" that he realized just how hungry people are to learn how great personal wealth is created and first-class businesses are run. Thousands applied to be Trump's apprentice, and millions have been watching the program, making it the highest rated debut of the season.

In "Trump: How to Get Rich," Ms. McIver assists in presenting Trump's lessons learned from "The Apprentice," his real estate empire, his position as head of the 20,000-member Trump Organization, and his most important role, as a father who has successfully taught his children the value of money and hard work.
With his luxury buildings, award-winning golf courses, high-stakes casinos, and glamorous beauty pageants, Donald J. Trump is one of a kind in American business. Every day, he lives the American dream. Now Ms. McIver will show you how he's done it!

Meredith McIver has been a member of The Trump Organization since September of 2001. Prior to that she worked on Wall Street. Originally from San Jose, California, Meredith started her career at age 14 as a Ford Foundation Scholar, when she began training at George Balachine's School of American Ballet. She graduated with honors from the University of Utah in English, and has worked as an editor and writer.


A headshot and a normal photo show some differences, but these do appear to be the same woman.

The situation got even more sketchy when McIver's biography disappeared from the All American Speakers website Wednesday afternoon, although McIver's name still appears when you search the site (clicking on the profile redirects you to the website's homepage).

BuzzFeed News has reached out for comment about the profile's removal.


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