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Critics pointed out how similar her speech—designed to warm up and humanize her husband, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump—sounded to First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech, given just prior Barack Obama receiving his presidential nomination. Some noted she lifted entire paragraphs from Obama’s address.While Trump told Today’s Matt Lauer that his wife “wrote it with as little help as possible,” people online aren't buying it. Instead, they're offering a glimpse into Melania's future speech-writing with #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes.
The range of quotes vary, but the hashtag basically comes down to a question of what other famous quotes the possible First Lady could plagiarize.Jokes aside, some people used #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes to make a much larger point of Melania plagiarizing Obama’s words. And some pointed out that Melania's inclination to plagiarize says more about the Trumps in general than anything else. Two of Donald Trump’s children will speak at the RNC Tuesday night, and given Melania’s speech on Monday, theirs will likely be under even greater scrutiny.