From her powerful speeches to her admirable charitable efforts Michelle Obama is pretty much First Lady goals and it seems no one is more aware of this fact than Donald Trump’s wife Melania.
The First Lady hopeful gave her first big speech at the Republican National Convention last night and while it was very well received by her audience, critics have since noticed that a number of lines in the address seem to have been lifted from a speech given by Mrs Obama back in 2008.
Speaking in Cleveland, Melania said “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; that you do what you say and keep your promise. That you treat people with respect” in a statement which sounds suspiciously similar to Michelle’s: “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; that you do what you say and keep your promise. That you treat people with respect.”
And in the same part of the speech Michelle said “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 hard for them,” Melania continued: “Because want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength to your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”
According to The Guardian, this morning Trump’s team denied that the speech was plagiarised with the chairman of the Trump campaign telling CNN that “there’s no cribbing of Michelle Obama’s speech”.
But it seems not all of Camp Trump are on the same page as last night Trump’s speechwriter admitted Melania’s speech contained fragments of other speeches which “reflected her own thinking” before stating that the speech was produced by a team of writers.
This statement is in stark contrast to Melania’s claim that she wrote the speech herself. Awks.
As with all things Trump, the incident has spurred on some powerful hashtags with #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes in particular throwing up some serious gems. Check out our favorites below.
Make Plagiarism Great Again!
— Michael New (@Michael_J_New) July 19, 2016
— ANTONIO ARELLANO (@AntonioArellano) July 19, 2016
I have a dream….
— Jerry Jones (Not) (@notjjones) July 19, 2016
— Guzzie (@Guzzie_) July 19, 2016
"I love the way you call me big poppa" #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— T'Challa (@BOWt_loc152) July 19, 2016
"You can't just ask people why they're white." — #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— Lauren Cox (@Iaurencox) July 19, 2016
"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— Jackie Wollner (@jackiewollner) July 19, 2016
Ask not what your country can do for you…. #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— Bobbie Dodds (@BobbieDodds) July 19, 2016
"In West Philadelphia born and raised on the playground was where i spend most of my days" #famousmelaniatrumpquotes
— Miss Williams (@oneandonlynikki) July 19, 2016