Here are the Best Reactions to Melania Trump Plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s Speech

Parts of her speech were nearly identical to Obama’s 2008 convention address.


The first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention closed on Monday to a damning analysis of Melania Trump’s much-anticipated speech—her first major address to the American people—that discovered the potential first lady apparently lifted an entire paragraph of Michelle Obama’s remarks from the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Reactions to the glaring similarities were swift and hilarious. Here are some of the best:

The Trump campaign is denying the plagiarism charges, even blaming Hillary Clinton for lashing out at women like Melania Trump who “threaten” her. While that explanation might be sufficient for Trump supporters, let it be remembered: The internet never forgets.

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