Melania Trump walking to podium to give her plagiarized speech.
Published July 19, 2016
CLEVELAND – For a campaign that has repeatedly criticized the Obama administration, Donald Trump’s team of speech writers seemed to like Michelle Obama’s speech she gave at the 2008 Democratic Party Convention.
On Monday, Melania Trump gave a speech to the Republican Party Convention praising the virtues of her husband.
Major media sources are reporting that Melania Trump’s speech was plagiarized from First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech she gave in Denver where her husband was nominated by the Democratic Party on his way to being elected president of the United States in November 2008.
Here is the portion Melania Trump’s speech was plagiarized:
Michelle Obama in 2008:
“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 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.”
Melania Trump in 2016:
“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.”
In an interview to be aired on NBC’s TODAY show on Tuesday morning, Melania Trump says she wrote the speech. Most political experts disagree and say it was written by the Trump campaign.