Last night, Melania Trump delivered a powerful speech to the attendees at the RNC Convention, and she did so with a grace and elegance unseen in a First Lady in almost eight years. Although as soon as she was finished speaking, the leftist media almost immediately started accusing her of plagiarizing Michelle Obama from a speech in 2008, so let’s see if she really did.
For most everyone, Melania stole the show with her incredible speech about her husband and what it takes to live the American dream. Included in her speech was a part of her personal story of becoming an American citizen and going through the immigration process, along with the deep family bond she shares with The Donald and their children.
Melania received much praise for the speech, although some rabid Hillary supporters did take to Twitter to disparage her with misogynist comments after, but liberal journalist Janet Hill caused quite the controversy when she accused Melania of plagiarizing Michelle’s speech at the 2008 DNC Convention.
Check it out:
— Jarrett Hill (@JarrettHill) July 19, 2016
Now, below is the portion of the speech in question:
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.
Now, by most standards, the two sentences in question are pretty generic, and many people have spoken many different variations of them, all while delivering the same message. Let’s also consider context, and the fact that the subject matter of both speech was entirely different, so if two sentences out of almost 45-minute speeches sound similar, who really cares?
But alas, the leftists are jumping on anything they can to try to bury Trump’s candidacy, and this instance is no different.
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) July 19, 2016
— Seth Bringman (@sethbringman) July 19, 2016
Unfortunately, the controversy even sparked its own hashtag on Twitter, the one place in the Internet where intelligence goes to die a horrible death.
— MACE Entertainment (@MACE_Latest) July 19, 2016
"I'd like to thank two of my speech writers, Copy and Paste…"#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— Amy☄ (@Real_Amy_Jones) July 19, 2016
— Rehman Siddiq (@RehmanSid) July 19, 2016
— NetAdvisor™ (@NetAdvisor) July 19, 2016
This morning, the Trump campaign released a statement and didn’t acknowledge the plagiarism accusations.
“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.”
So, that’s that and now you know what all the fuss is about – two sentences out of an entire speech that sounded similar. That’s now plagiarism to the left, and they’re willing to beat that horse into the ground if it means they’re hurting Trump’s chances at getting into the White House.
Think they’re desperate?
On an off note – Michelle Obama couldn’t hold a candle to Melania even if she tried. Melania is a classy, hard-working woman who loves this nation, its people, and everything it stands for, unlike Michelle Obama, who’s a racist, classless bigot that despises America, its rich history, and our standing in the world. That much was evident in 2008 when she said that “for the first time” she was actually proud of our country, and she’s definitely reaffirmed it throughout the years as she’s shown contempt for the flag, for our traditions, and made disparaging remarks about the country in general.
In other words, Melania is going to be a breath of fresh air when she becomes America’s next First Lady.