Melania Trump Stole Part of Her Convention Speech From Michelle Obama


They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in the era of Google you should at least be a little more careful about doing it on live national TV:

   Michelle Obama, 2008    Melania Trump, 2016

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, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them. And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation.

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 and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son, and we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow.

This comes via Jarrett Hill. I’m sure Donald will have a suitably belligerent explanation about this tomorrow. Or maybe via Twitter later tonight. I’m hoping for a declaration that Michelle actually stole it from Melania.

BY THE WAY: It’s interesting that one of the phrases Melania left out was about treating people with dignity and respect “even if you don’t know them.” How very Trumpish.

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