Louis DiSipio, director of the UC Irvine Center for the Study of Democracy, agreed that few voters would be swayed by the controversy. "I don't think there will be a negative impact, but I think they missed an opportunity for a positive impact," DiSipio said. "The spouse's speech is supposed to be a humanizing moment for the candidates – and if anyone needs that, Donald Trump needs that. Whatever she said was lost in the fact that there was bad speechwriting for her."

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