MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The speechwriter for Melania Trump has applied for political asylum in the Philippines, sources close to the Republican National Committee have confirmed.
The speechwriter was responsible for Melania’s speech at the opening night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Minutes after her speech extolling her husband Donald, it was alleged that portions of her speech were plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech during the Democratic National Convention.
In his asylum application, the speechwriter (whose name was withheld for security reasons) said that he feared for his life in the U.S. after that embarrassing gaffe. He also maintains that he will no longer be able to find employment because of what happened.
Philippine Senator Tito Sotto III, who himself was accused of plagiarizing Robert F. Kennedy in one of his speeches in congress, has agreed to sponsor the asylum application of Trump’s now ex-speechwriter. “I might even hire him as my own speechwriter,” Sotto said.