A well-received speech by potential first lady Melania Trump has been marred by similarities to one given by Michelle Obama.
Republicans kicked off Donald Trump’s general election campaign with a warm and personal address from his wife on the first day of their national convention.
But the speech became a hot topic on social media after several passages were noted for their similarity to Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic convention in 2008.
Trump’s campaign responded in a statement, which didn’t mention Obama, praising Mrs. Trump’s “love for America.”
In a section, Mrs. Trump said: “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.”
Mrs. Obama’s speech in 2008 carried the lines: “And 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.”
Here’s video of Melania Trump’s speech compared to Michelle Obama’s speech:
Derringer and Ryan had lots to say and laugh about Mrs. Trump’s speech: