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The White House Just Plagiarized an ExxonMobil Press Release

Oh boy, the White House has done it again. 

Recently, ExxonMobile announced that they were investing $20 billion in job creation in the U.S Gulf Region. Great right? Yeah. Well, as the most important house in the country, the White House obviously had to congratulate them. But they had a funny way of doing it.

According to Mashable, Trump’s administration plagiarized a paragraph from the ExxonMobile press literally release word for word. 

Fascinating, right? With a GREAT press team headed by beloved Sean Spicer, you would think this is something they would have caught or just, you know, not done. 

The ExxonMobile press release paragraph that was copied reads as follows: 

“ExxonMobil is strategically investing in new refining and chemical-manufacturing projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast region to expand its manufacturing and export capacity. The company’s Growing the Gulf expansion program, consists of 11 major chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects at proposed new and existing facilities along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Investments began in 2013 and are expected to continue through at least 2022.”

And here is the White House paragraph: 

“Exxon Mobil is strategically investing in new refining and chemical-manufacturing projects in the United States Gulf Coast region to expand its manufacturing and export capacity. The company’s Growing the Gulf program consists of 11 major chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects at proposed new and existing facilities along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Investments began in 2013 and are expected to continue through at least 2022.”

Sorry, but changing U.S to the United States is still plagiarism. I learned that in middle school. If Trump were in college and that press release was being graded, it would get a big fat F and he would get a letter sent home. That’s all. 

Isabel is a currently the Evening & Weekend Editor at Her Campus and a student at New York University in the Global Liberal Studies program with a concentration in Contemporary Culture and Creative Production. When she is not watching Gilmore Girls or playing with puppies at the local pet store, she spends her time freelancing for numerous publications about celebrities and life. You can find her work on the websites of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Elle, and Buzzfeed. Follow her on Instagram at @isabelcalkins.
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