Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Melania Trump gave a speech last night at the RNC Convention. Today, the media and internet are abuzz because it appears Melania plagiarized parts of Michelle Obama’s speech from the DNC in 2008.
If Melania did steal Michelle’s words, that was really stupid. Or stupid for whomever wrote or even helped with the speech.
I did a bit of research.
You can find Mrs. Obama’s speech transcript here and Mrs. Trump’s speech transcript here. If you analyze them, Mrs. Obama’s speech was 2,210 words and Mrs. Trump’s speech was 1, 321. Out of those, 21 words matched word for word, or less than 1%.
Did Melania purposely take Michelle’s words and pass them off as her own? Or was it mere coincidence?
I’ll let you be the judge.