Liking the taste of your own toes must be a family affair for the Trumps, because as it turns out Donald Trump isn’t the only one who can jam his foot in his mouth so easily. It takes a real power couple to be as collectively unbelievable as Melania and Donald Trump.
On Monday Melania Trump made a speech about her presidential candidate hubby at the first day of the Republican National Convention, and all was well, because she actually managed to crank out a pretty nice speech. In fact her speech seemed so nice, it was almost like something we’d heard before, because it was.
Journalist and interior designer Jarrett Hill knew he’d heard those words before and just a little bit of investigative journalism proved he was right:
— Jarrett Hill (@JarrettHill) July 19, 2016
Hill pointed out that Melania didn’t just pull some words of inspiration, she block plagiarized Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech verbatim!
Melania girl you’ve been cold busted!
Now while Melania claims to speak a pleathora of languages, English included, it seems like she’s still not 100% fluent in it and as the wife of a presidential candidate it seems reasonably conceivable that her speech was prepared for her by a speech writer, right?
Well in an interview with Matt Lauer earlier that day before giving her speech she explained “I read once over it and that’s all. Because I wrote it and with [as] little help as possible.”
The Trump campaign has come forward with conflicting statements that range from blaming the team of writers to blaming Hillary Clinton supporters who felt Melania was a threat to Hillary and were trying to tear her down.
Trump communications adviser Jason Miller even had the audacity to say, “Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.”
No, people loved the speech when Michelle Obama gave it about 8 years ago and that’s what potentially made it a success. The Trump camp may not want to take responsibility, but twitter is all over it with #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes:
— Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) July 19, 2016
I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009 #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) July 19, 2016
— ReenaWitDaCoarseHair (@AwkwardlyReeRee) July 19, 2016
— Ripley/Connor 2016 (@iamlaurenp) July 19, 2016
Seriously are Black women allowed to have anything anymore? You appropriated our features and now you’re stealing our words and there doesn’t seem to be any real consequence for what’s actually a pretty real crime of plagiarism.
See the exact difference between the two speechs in this video and decide for yourself.