'Malpractice': Baier, Meghan McCain Call Out Melania Trump's Speechwriters
The Outnumbered panel - featuring Bret Baier and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today in Cleveland - had some choice words for the person or persons who wrote Melania Trump's keynote address to the Republican National Convention.
Mrs. Trump was called out on social media after the address, with many people noting striking similarities between her speech and the one delivered by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic convention.
The Trump campaign denied the plagiarism allegations, saying that a "team of writers" worked on it.
Bret Baier said that the speechwriter is the "final guard" of a political address like that.
"This is malpractice for a speechwriter," said Baier, adding this could lead to "internal problems" in the campaign.
He then shared video of Dr. Ben Carson from this morning. Carson argued that Democrats and Republicans sharing some of the same values is something to "celebrate."
On top of that, Meghan McCain said there was another point in the speech that millennials believe was a "Rickroll." It was when Mrs. Trump said her husband will never give up or "let you down."
McCain faulted the Trump campaign for getting knocked off its message on the first night of the convention.
"Whoever wrote this speech for her did her an incredible disservice and it is incredibly disrespectful to her as the hypothetical next First Lady. ... This shows to me like a campaign that doesn't have all its stuff together, still," she said.
Watch the discussion above and don't miss Bret tonight at 6:00 ET on Special Report. Plus, join Bret and Megyn Kelly at 10:00 ET tonight on America's Election HQ as they bring you the latest from the second night of the RNC!