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(Trinidad Guardian) As congratulations and best wishes continued to pour in for United States President-elect Joe Biden, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar found herself in hot water when a congratulatory message on his Facebook page was posted around noon the exact wording of several tweets published by a British diplomat

Sir Keir Rodney Starmer, a British politician and former lawyer who served as leader of the Labor Party and leader of the opposition, tweeted several hours before Persad-Bissessar posted on his public Facebook page a message with the same wording, except for the last lines

This prompted the former Minister of Food Production Before Maharaj to post a photo of the two posts with the question « plagiarism? » PNM social media activists also questioned whether Persad-Bissessar stole Starmer’s comments

The original post on his page has been deleted and a new post was posted last night In it, Persad-Bissessar said: “On behalf of the United National Congress, I wish to extend my congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden for becoming the 46th President of the United States I also want to extend special congratulations to newly elected Vice President Kamala Harris, who is now the first woman and person of color to hold this position. »

Earlier today, Persad-Bissessar said in the Facebook post: “Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States of America He has campaigned on decency, integrity, compassion and strength

« I also want to congratulate Kamala Harris on being elected Vice President, the first Woman and Person of Color to take on this role Their victory is one for hope and unity over dishonesty and division

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« Millions of Americans from all walks of life and ages have come together to vote for a better, more optimistic future

« This is also an important moment for the world. It is an opportunity to reaffirm America’s place as a force for good on the world stage … »

Starmer’s original post read: « Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States of America

« He campaigned on the values ​​we share in the UK: decency, integrity, compassion and strength

« And I want to congratulate Kamala Harris on being elected Vice President, the first woman of color to take on this role

« Millions of Americans from all walks of life and ages have come together to vote for a better, more optimistic future This is also an important time for the world This is an opportunity to reaffirm the place of ‘America as a force for good on the world stage… ”

UNC public relations manager Anita Haynes, party chairman David Lee and members of the Persad-Bissessar public relations team were unavailable for comment last night

A few hours later, on Persad-Bissessar’s Facebook page, there was an apology to Starmer “Today we encountered an administrative error We apologize for this error and have since taken steps to prevent this will never happen again Apologies to Sir Keir Starmer (administrator) « 

St. Augustine MP Khadijah Ameen, responding to Guardian Media, said: « The page administrator has apologized to the Leader of the Opposition and to the original poster Sir Starmer »

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