Because I think it’s a nontroversy, I would have ignored the whole thing.
However, in the universe of options that all involved doing something, I think this is the best possible route. Staging the speechwriter falling on her sword then Trump pulling the sword out from under her just in the Nick Stix of time. And this yabba dabba about “oh Michelle Obama inspired Melania,” which just about everyone would admit is bullshit, but it’s probably slick enough rhetoric to grease the skids of this issue and push it into the land of oldnewsdom. If there are any more hurt feelings, just give Barack, Michelle and the speechwriter who originally wrote that paragraph and his/her spouse a free weekend at Mar-a-Lago after Trump is inaugurated; he’d love it, because I’m sure Mar-a-Lago has a golf course. What is also good about this strategy is that it wasn’t exactly done loudly or ostentatiously, thereby denying it attention and denying the fire any more fuel.