Who is Copying Who?
Melania Trump gave a great speech last night at the Republican National Convention (RNC).
She was poised, impressive and beautiful in her presentation. She spoke about a number of topics and summed up her admiration for her husband while building a case for why he should be elected President of the United States.
This Morning Melania is Accused of Using Some Language from a 2008 Michelle Obama Speech
This morning the former Sports Illustrated super model has come under attack by “NeverTrumpers” and the left wing media for having appeared to have imitated a small passage from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech in her speech last night.
Politico reports that the small passage from both speeches bore a striking resemblance to each other –
Here is the small passage from Melania Trump’s speech from last night –
“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,” Melania Trump said in her speech. “They taught and showed me morals in their daily life. That is the lesson that I continue to pass along to our son. And we need to pass those lessons on to 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.”
Here is the small passage from Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008 –
“… 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,” Obama said, according to a transcript. “And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and 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.”
Here is the comparison of the 2 passages against each other. The items in red are differences:
When initially comparing the 2 passages they do look similar but when comparing them with a professional Word processor, they are more unique than alike.
President Obama and Vice President Biden have Done the Same or Worse
Current President Barack Obama in 2008 was accused of using statements from a prior speech made by Deval Patrick without giving Patrick credit for the statements (as noted at Drudge Report this morning):
Current Vice President Joe Biden was called out for plagiarizing in 1987 when he used a series of phrases that closely mirrored a previous speech by that of British politician Neal Kinnock. This Biden incident of plagiarizing made the online journal plagiarismtoday.com. But Biden’s most famous case of plagiarizing was back in the 1960’s in law school where it was “concluded that Mr. Biden had ”used five pages from a published law review article without quotation or attribution” and that he ought to be failed in the legal methods course for which he had submitted the 15-page paper.”
Of course, Obama and Biden’s acts have been long forgotten by the major media.
Michelle Obama may have copied Melania Trump in the Past –
On the online web page with Melania Trump’s name a photo of herself is presented in a yellow dress. A picture of Michelle Obama wearing a similar yellow dress was also located on the Internet (labeled for reuse). From these 2 pictures it looks like Michelle may have been trying to copy Melania when wearing the yellow dress.