Monday, July 18, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Melania Trump Plagiarized Her RNC Speech... From Michelle Obama! (UPDATED)

Whole paragraphs of Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention tonight appear to have been copied word for word from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

It included phrases and even precise words that were identical to the first lady's 2008 address.

Here are the two sections that have been called into question from Melania Trump's speech...

"From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life: that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.

Trump...

"because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."

Here is the section from Obama's 2008 speech that was plagiarized...

And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them,

Obama...

"because we want our children and all children in this nation to know the only limits on the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them."

Here is a side by side video...


Earlier in the day Melania told NBC’s Matt Lauer of her speech...

I read once over it and that’s all. Because I wrote it and with [as] little help as possible.” 

I ask you to just try to imagine if the Republicans had caught Michelle Obama plagiarizing a speech, any speech, how they would have reacted and how they would have treated her. They would have torn her apart. So tomorrow when we hear all the excuses made for poor little Melania just think of how this situation would have been handled if the roles were reversed.

Credit to Jarrett Hill, a Los Angeles-based writer, who first the uncovered similarities in sections of both speeches.

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