Meredith McIver has taken the fall in the plagiarism scandal surrounding the RNC speech given by Melania Trump.
But she also seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, as far as the Twitterati are concerned.
Since news broke Wednesday that Trump staff writer McIver is taking the blame for the speech — which seemed to crib heavily from a speech given by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2008 — Twitter users have busied themselves with the weighty question: Does McIver actually exist?
“Serious question: has any news outlet seen or interviewed Meredith McIver?” queried “AM Joy” host Joy Reid. “Asking because of the GOP candidate’s history of using aliases.”
That would seem to be a reference to John Miller, a spokesperson for Trump who, according to reports, might have been Trump himself.
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“‘I am Meredith McIver.’ ‘No. I’M Meredith McIver.’ ‘No no no, I AM Meredith McIver.’ ‘We are ALL Meredith McIver!'” another wag wrote.
“BREAKING: Meredith McIver now revealed to be D B Cooper,” went another reponse, referring to the infamous aircraft hijacker for whom the FBI recently abandoned its decades-long search.
Another skeptic likened McIver to the elusive Bigfoot.
And then there was, “Meredith McIver is harder to find than a black GOP intern.”
And so on.
Read on for a choice collection of Twitter reactions to the enigmatic Meredith McIver.
Serious question: has any news outlet seen or interviewed Meredith McIver? Asking because of the GOP candidate's history of using aliases.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 20, 2016
Twitter looking for Meredith McIver pic.twitter.com/F2beC3tuaP
— lukas (@lukashodge) July 20, 2016
"I am Meredith McIver." "No. I'M Meredith McIver." "No no no, I AM Meredith McIver." "We are ALL Meredith McIver!"
— Michael Totzke (@TotzkeM) July 20, 2016
BREAKING: Meredith McIver now revealed to be D B Cooper.
— Barracks O'Bama (@P0TUS) July 20, 2016
Spotted: Meredith McIver pic.twitter.com/wpkpNUdB3W
— Rob Huebel (@robhuebel) July 20, 2016
Post a black persons mugshot on twitter and you'll get their life history in an hour.
"Meredith McIver" 4+ hours and we still got nothing
— Kragar (@Kragar_LGF) July 20, 2016
Of course, no one has tracked down Meredith McIver, and there’s no verified Twitter account or LinkedIn profile. https://t.co/eWtR1naBx9
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 20, 2016
When you gotta prove Meredith McIver is a real person pic.twitter.com/lV8QCCFInH
— Patrick Karlsson (@Patrickesque) July 20, 2016
"Relax everyone, it's me, real person speechwriter Meredith McIver" pic.twitter.com/Q2OMtBmsZx
— Dan Gurewitch (@DanGurewitch) July 20, 2016
Look, Meredith McIver is a staffer for my very very dear friend & publicist John Miller. OK? Time to move on. pic.twitter.com/6XGSw3OTAp
— Donald Fkn Trump (@TheFckinDonald) July 20, 2016
Meredith McIver is harder to find than a black GOP intern.
— Presumptive Brauer (@allanbrauer) July 20, 2016