As expected, the Republican National Convention has been anything but boring. From high-security risks shutting down surrounding areas, to delegates nearly rioting at the start. This RNC is sure to be one for the ages.
Unfortunately for the potential FLOTUS, she is currently at the forefront of Republican controversy after her opening speech last night.
Only seconds into her speech, people began noticing similarities between what she was saying and what Michelle Obama said at the 2008 Democratic Convention.
It didn’t take long before Twitter dug it’s fangs into the Melania fiasco and had a field day over the apparent plagiarism.
#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes began to trend within seconds, with Twitter users attributing famous movie quotes and lyrics to Melania. Here are some of the best:
'I Have A Dream' #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— Ricky Smith (@Rickonia) July 19, 2016
— Hugh Evans (@Hughcevans) July 19, 2016
"In west Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground was where I spent most of my days" – #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— phrozenthunda (@phrozenthunda) July 19, 2016
And my personal favorite:
"I was born a poor, black child." #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— Y'assssssss Al Ghul (@beauty_jackson) July 19, 2016
The campaign issued a statement alluding to the alleged plagiarism, saying the speech borrowed from Melania Trump’s “life’s inspirations” and was put together by a “team of writers.” But observers pointed out that she told NBC’s Matt Lauer before the speech that she herself wrote it “with as little help as possible.”
To be fair, this is probably the most generic speech on Earth. Even when Michelle did it the first time, it sounded like the top result from a Google search on “How To Write a FLOTUS Speech”. You really can’t get mad at her, or more importantly- the writers. There are only so many ways to say your parents raised you correctly, and you had to work hard to get where you are.
This is completely irrelevant to the entire election, and is nothing more than a distraction. Other than changing the White House china, and heading up some meaningless coalition to ruin kid’s school lunches, the FLOTUS is nothing but arm candy for the POTUS.
Lets be honest, when it comes down to arm candy there’s really no competition.
So yeah, she ripped off the speech. But she sure looked a lot better doing it. And isn’t that whats important?
Funny how soon people forget about a similar speech that was “plagiarized”…