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John Legend ties together the RNC’s Melania Trump drama in one perfect tweet

Melania Trump should probably ask before using John Legend's famous quotes.


Kristen Hubby


Posted on Jul 19, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 10:32 am CDT

It looks like this week’s drama isn’t over yet, and it’s only Tuesday.

Sean Spicer, the Republican National Convention‘s communications director and chief strategist, defended Melania Trump‘s speech at the RNC relating it to inspirational quotes by celebrities. 

Once the new relations were made public, John Legend tweeted that he would “like to be excluded from this narrative,” a phrase that ties in the T-Swift and Kardashian-West drama over Kanye West’s song “Famous.”  

Melania gave a speech for her husband Donald Trump on Monday night, and it quickly drew accusations that she stole lines from the First Lady, Michelle Obama

The Trump campaign denied any form of plagiarism, and campaign chair Paul Manafort told reporters that the phrases used throughout the speech were just “common words and values.” 

In a live interview with CNN, Spicer compared lines of the possible First Lady’s speech to quotes from famous celebrities, showing how often these “common words” are used.

Melania Trump said, “You work hard for what you get in life.” John Legend said, “Work hard to be anything you want in life.” Kid Rock said. “Work hard to be anything you want in life.” 

The cliche quotes didn’t stop there, as Manafort compared Melania’s speech to the kid’s television show My Little Pony.

Melania Trump said, “The strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said, “This is your dream. Anything you can do in your dreams you can do now.” 

Legend’s Twitter bio says he wants to “be associated with interesting quotes,” and he chose the perfect one to bring the week’s drama full circle. 

However, from the looks of this situation, I’m guessing the quote mentioned by Spicer is the exception to his wishes.

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*First Published: Jul 19, 2016, 10:08 pm CDT