I’ve been mostly trying to ignore the Republican National Convention, for the sake of my sanity, until this little gem popped up on my timeline late last night.
Apparently, Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump and generally a woman of few words, delivered a pretty plagiarized speech during yesterday’s festivities.
As journalist Jarrett Hill points out, Mrs. Trump’s speech featured a paragraph lifted almost entirely from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
— Jarrett Hill (@JarrettHill) July 19, 2016
The short clip below, also confirms Trump’s thievery.
Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama tonight, and here's the video to prove it: pic.twitter.com/gCDeJL04zY
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) July 19, 2016
The discovery comes just hours after Trump did an interview claiming that she had worked on the speech herself over several days.
At 1:15, Melania is asked about her speech and says, "I wrote it"https://t.co/os6zrffsQ0
— Nell Scovell (@NellSco) July 19, 2016
Naturally Twitter had a field day with this one, and the memes and jokes started rolling in.
— mr. sonia (@soniasaraiya) July 19, 2016
I can hear Omarosa right now to Melania: "TWICE AS GOOD!" #RNCinCLE
— Antwaun Sargent (@Sirsargent) July 19, 2016
When someone yells out "HOLD UP. I HEARD THIS SPEECH BEFORE" pic.twitter.com/Ptiue5CBRJ
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) July 19, 2016
In a perfect world Michelle Obama would take Kim's lead & now tweet: do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should 😉
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) July 19, 2016