By Philips Sunday
United States, (AN24) – Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump appears to have plagiarized part of Michelle Obama’s address to the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
Side-by-side comparisons of the transcripts show the text in Trump’s speech following nearly to the word, the first lady’s own from the first night of the Democratic convention in Denver 8 years ago.
See the similarities below…………………………
Here is Trump, on Monday:
“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 lives. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son,” Trump said.
And we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”
And here is Obama, on August 25, 2008:
“And 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 to pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”
Watch the video below…………………
However, the Trump campaign released a statement on the speech after the similarities were uncovered, but the statement didn’t address the plagiarism claims.
According to the statement, “In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, 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,” according to Jason Miller, the senior communications adviser.
Furthermore, a Republican operative who is familiar with how the campaign was handling the speeches, noted that a number of senior aides had a role, edited Melania’s speech, suggested changes and provided guidance.