Whoops! Melania Trump was caught plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s 2008 Convention speech. After previously saying she worked hard on it herself, she’s now backpedalling big time! Click for her statement.
Uh-oh. Melania Trump, 46, just made her first major political blunder. Observers quickly pointed out that Melania’s speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention sounded eerily similar to a 2008 speech made by Michelle Obama, 52. Her husband, Donald Trump, 70, better take notes because instead of owning up to plagiarizing the First Lady, Melania pulled a Shaggy, 47, and said, “It wasn’t me.”
“In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations,” the wife of the GOP candidate tweeted in a statement on July 19, a less than 24-hours after her speech. “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.”
Melania’s statement didn’t really deny that she ripped off Michelle, just that she was “inspired” by the First Lady. Also, her patriotism “made it a success.” So, her love of America made it all a-okay? Not everyone agreed with Melania’s reasoning. One voter even called out Melania, practically accusing her of being a boldface liar. The user posted a shot from an article where she claimed that she was writing the RNC by herself. “I wrote it,” she reportedly told NBC News’ Matt Lauer, adding that she did it “with as little help as possible.“
Other voters weren’t so nice, as they dragged Donald’s darling on Twitter. Some said she flat out “stole that sh*t” while others were just stunned that Melania thought she could “copy Michelle’s speech verbatim” and get away from it! Yikes. We’re only one day into the Republican National Convention and we already have a huge political scandal! What’s going to happen on Day 2?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Melania ripped off Michelle or is this just a case of a weird, political coincidence?