Twitter reacts to Melania Trump's plagiarised speech

2016-07-19 10:28
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's wife Melania arrives on stage. (Dominick Reuter/AFP)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's wife Melania arrives on stage. (Dominick Reuter/AFP)

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Cape Town – Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s wife, has come under fire when the audience picked up similarities in her prime-time speech to the Democratic National Convention and Michelle Obama’s 2008 address.

Extract from Trump’s speech:

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. They taught me to show the values and morals in my daily life. That is the lesson that I continue to pass along to our son.

And we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.

Extract from Obama’s 2008 speech:

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.

And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.

Twitter has a field day:

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