#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes takes off after speech scandal at Republican National Convention

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The first day of the Republican National Convention was overshadowed by scandal after Republican Nominee Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump gave a speech containing plagiarized quotes from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.

Melania claims she wrote most of the speech herself, sparking the hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes to take off on twitter, where twitter users have been attributing other famous quotes to Melania. Here are some of the best tweets we’ve seen so far:

And just in case you want to see it for yourself, here’s a side by side comparison of the two speeches by the Wall Street Journal:

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3 responses to “#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes takes off after speech scandal at Republican National Convention

  1. I attempted to leave this response earlier, but it seemed to disappear…If quoting a few words in a speech qualifies as plagiarism, Alexis de Tocqueville should rise from the grave and press charges against Mrs. Clinton and her speech writers. Her catchy “optic” at the end of her acceptance speech, “America is great because America is good”, was first and famously penned by he, not she. I kind of wish the twitter mania and media folks were eager to delve into everyone’s speeches and personal back ground…. Romney transported a sick pet in a carrier on top of his automobile many years ago… Now that is something that is of serious national concern… While his political opponent for presidency wrote a book wherein he confessed that he sees “… a certain appeal… to the temptation to believe that the constitutional text doesn’t constrain us much at all, so that we are free to express our own values unencumbered by fidelity to the stodgy traditions of a distant past”. He followed that with, “Maybe I’m too steeped in the myth of the founding to reject it entirely”. He failed to tell us what parts he does reject. I submit that the research on the Romney atrocity was more difficult to verify than would have been the effort to inform the voters of Mr. Obama’s beliefs.

  2. Sorry about the comment disappearing. I never censor unless someone tries to sell stuff, but I can’t control WP’s sometimes flaky interface. I’ve had it happen to me too.

    This wasn’t my article. I re-blogged it because I found it funny. I appreciate your views, and I agree many politicians fail to grant proper attributions, which is all I believe they need to be responsible for. It’s all right to build arguments based on the ideas and expressions of others, so long as you credit them.

    I think Mrs. Trump was ill-served by a hired ghostwriter who simply got lazy. Two paragraphs worth of “lifted” material is more than a few words. Melania supposedly speaks five languages, but in my opinion her English is not fluent. The media didn’t make much out of Trump’s “borrowed” Reagan slogan either – “Make America Great Again”, used in the 1980 campaign.

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