It looks like this week’s drama isn’t over yet, and it’s only Tuesday.
RNC Chief strategist @seanspicer claims Melania used common phrases used by Kid Rock, John Legend, Public Enemy, Akon, House of Pain.— Tony Gatto (@gattotony) July 19, 2016
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.”
I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative https://t.co/I46VtY2CXI— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 19, 2016
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.