Hmm! Melania Trump made a speech at in Berwyn, PA on Nov. 3, and one line sounded suspiciously similar to an interview that Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples gave in 2011. It’s Michelle Obama-gate all over again — WATCH here!
Melania Trump, 46, gave a solo speech about her anti-cyberbullying platform, but part of it reminded listeners of something they’d heard before! “America meant if you could dream it, you could become it,” Melania told the crowd. Seems innocent enough, right?
Well, in an interview with Maximum Ink magazine in 2011, Donald Trump‘s ex Marla Maples said something similar: “Even though I was from a small town of 500 people, I learned to dance, play clarinet, and play trumpet, all while playing every sport I was allowed to as a southern-born tomboy…I believed if you could dream it you could become it, so I didn’t see life as having any limitations. I was blessed.” WATCH:
On the other hand, the late writer William Arthur Ward is actually the individual behind the most well-known version of the quote: “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” Still, it’s quite the coincidence that Melania chose to use that quote after Marla did.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Melania has been accused of plagiarizing others’ words. She faced backlash in July when her speech at the Republican National Convention directly quoted Michelle Obama‘s speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. “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,” Melania said then. As for what Michelle said years earlier? “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.” Whoops!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Melania copied Marla? Let us know!