On the first day of the Republican National Convention on 18 July, Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, delivered her first speech of the campaign.
The speech seemed to go down well. However, it was quickly pointed out that there were some striking similarities with Michelle Obama’s speech, delivered in 2008 at the Democratic convention.
Malania told the crowd, “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”.
Part of Michelle’s speech said, “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”.
This similar, and at times identical wording, is just one example of why Malania and her speech-writing team are being accused of plagiarism.
It has been suggested that the staff responsible for helping construct the speech should be sacked, but there has been no confirmation of who is responsible and at this stage, no action taken.
TNT News Natasha Dunn
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