Published On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

Melania Trump is being accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama

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Melania Trump is being accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama

Key portions of Melania Trump’s keynote address at the Republican National Convention on Monday were almost exactly the same as a major speech given by Michelle Obama during the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

Melania Trump, who claimed to have written the speech herself, was talking about her experience growing up in Slovenia when she stumbled on a familiar line from Obama’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 work is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise. That you treat people with respect,” Melania said.

Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech reads as follows:

“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.”

Melania continued to talk about passing these values on to future generations and again used nearly the exact same language as Obama

“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,” she said.

Michelle Obama’s speech once again:

“And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and to 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.”

The similarities were first discovered by journalist Jarrett Hill.

The Trump campaign later issued a statement that did not address the controversy but called it a “beautiful speech” and a “success.”

Melania said in an interview earlier this week that she had written the speech herself, although many politicians and their spouses have speech writers.

News Source New York Post

 

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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