Ken Bernstein here recapitulates a blistering article by David Frum about the debacle of Melania Trump’s speech. David Frum was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush. Say this for Bush: whatever his faults, he knew how to run a campaign. Trump doesn’t.

Frum lists ten reasons why the speech was a disaster. Here is one of them:

Plagiarism draws attention to content of the passage plagiarized. In 2008, Michelle Obama summed up the values that she had learned from her parents and that she and Barack Obama now tried to instill in their children: work hard; tell the truth; keep your promises; treat others with dignity and respect. Donald Trump epically does not tell the truth, does not keep his promises, and does not treat others with dignity and respect. A plagiarized speech (and the failure to detect the plagiarism) pretty strongly confirms that the Trumps do not much care about hard work, either. “Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.”