Liberals are going nuts over Melania Trump’s speech last night at the RNC because it sounded very similar to Michelle Obama’s speech at the DNC eight years ago. Do you think they should focus their rage on Hillary instead?
Melania Trump’s opening night speech at the Republican National Convention was heralded as a success Monday night – until critics pointed out multiple passages that appeared to be lifted nearly word-for-word from Michelle Obama’s address to the Democratic National Convention eight years ago.
After the similarities were pointed out, the Trump campaign admitted that the aspiring first lady’s talk ‘included fragments that reflected her own thinking’ but came from somewhere else.
By the time the seemingly-plagiarized portions of the speech became headline news Tuesday morning, Trump’s campaign chairman furiously denied that any of the remarks were intentionally lifted from the now-first lady’s speech – turning the focus instead on Hillary Clinton.
‘There’s no cribbing of Michelle Obama’s speech,’ Paul Manafort told CNN. ‘These were common words and values that she cares about her family, and things like that.’
‘I mean, she was speaking in front of 35 million people last night, she knew that. To think that she would be cribbing Michelle Obama’s words is crazy. … This is, once again, an example of when a woman threatens Hillary Clinton, how she seeks out to demean her and take her down. It’s not going to work.’
Manafort was even more dismissive on CBS, saying that ‘there are not that many similarities’ between the two speeches. ‘There are a couple of phrases.’
‘It’s basically three places in the speech, and there are fragments of words,’ he insisted. ‘She spoke in front of 35 million people yesterday. She knew what she was doing. And she would never crib from another speech without acknowledging she was quoting somebody else.’
Asked if heads would roll over the embarrassing result, Manafort indicated no one would be sacked.
‘I don’t think Donald Trump feels that there is anything to fire about,’ he said.
Read more: Daily Mail
Does anyone remember when Obama himself plagiarized? Liberals aren’t so upset about this: