Melania Trump speech appears to plagiarize Michelle Obama

The Hill – by Lisa Hagen

Melania Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night appears to have nearly copied a paragraph from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s wife was describing how her parents imparted on her values about working hard and treating people with respect.  

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

Here is the graph in 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.”

Here is the graph from Obama’s 2008 speech.

“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,” Michelle Obama said, according to a transcript from CNN.

It’s not clear who wrote Melania Trump’s speech, Convention speeches are often written by campaign aides, though Melania Trump in an interview with NBS said she wrote the speech.

“I wrote it, with as little help as possible,” she said.

https://twitter.com/NellSco/status/755254306396180481

Former Barack Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tweeted about the similarities late Monday night.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/288274-melania-trump-speech-plagiarized-paragraph-from-michelle-obamas-2008#

9 thoughts on “Melania Trump speech appears to plagiarize Michelle Obama

  1. For the life of me i dont understand this, WHY would she have to do that, shes a smart successful business woman on her own. I dont get it

  2. Has anyone fact checked the last half dozen first lady’s speeches? They all have a common thread and just a few English words to describe them. This is stupid waste of bashing.

  3. Now, they’ve labeled it “Speechgate”. Unbelievable! The world’s going to hell in a hand basket and we get to watch a “cat fight”! Nothing is “newsworthy” apparently. What now? Is CNN going with “Speechgate Live”!

  4. And I’m sure mooshell didn’t write her own speech either
    So a lot a do about nothing

    Are they going to use this to distract from Hilary’s crimes? Youbetcha

    Next !

  5. Even the elite puppets can’t come up with a creative sentence or two by themselves anymore without copying off of someone or getting someone’s help. That’s Communist Core education for ya.

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