Melania Trump delivered a rare speech last night at the Republican National Convention about her husband Donald Trump, which has an almost word for word section to first lady Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech in 2008.
Melania Trump, in her speech Monday:
“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. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son, and we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow 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.“
Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC 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.
And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.“
Amazing, huh? Of ALL speeches to copy? Before taking the stage Monday night, Melania Trump told NBC’s Matt Lauer that SHE wrote the speech.
“I wrote it… with a little help as possible.“
Well, whoever helped her even a little is getting a personal performance of Trump’s trademarked catchphrase, I’ll bet. BuzzFeed News requested a comment from the Trump campaign and they eventually released a statement through a spokesperson,
“In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.”
Yeah, OK. Jarrett Hill first noticed the similarities and Tweeted them out,
“Two former Obama staffers said the original author of the lines was Sarah Hurwitz, a former Obama campaign speechwriter who now works in the White House as a special assistant to the president.“
Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau said he had “no idea” how the blunder could have happened,
“A stray line or phrase could be a mistake. Two full paragraphs from the current First Lady is just incomprehensible. I can’t believe someone would do that to her.”
“Michelle’s head speechwriter, used to be Hillary’s. So the Trump campaign plagiarized from a Hillary speechwriter.”
OMG, the irony!? Here’s video of the two speeches.
(via BuzzFeed News)