Okay, so I’m sure by now you have all heard about the massive screw-up by the USA’s own Melania Trump at the Republican National Convention. If you haven’t we are here to inform you!
We all know and have been witness to some of the idiotic statements that have been aired from the Trump campaign over live television but this takes it to a new level.
At this year’s Republican National Convention, the possible future First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump BLATANTLY ripped off Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. But you want to know the best part? She is still claiming that she wrote it all herself!
On Comedy Central last night the Trevor Noah report was poking fun at this ridiculous situation when the Trump campaign insisted that Melania and Michelle simply share the same values and that their speeches only shared “fragments” of the same words. What made us laugh was what the report pointed out. Fragments of words include things like “th” in the word “the”, or “pre” in the word “pretty”. Pretty nice try Trump Campaign but that isn’t going to do it. If we are going on that logic maybe Melania and Michelle are basically the same person since both their names start with M!
Melania did not take fragments of words and put it in her speech she took whole sentences (you know Melania, those little lines you copied and pasted into Microsoft Word out of Michelle’s speech? Ringing any bells now?).
Take the following excerpt:
‘My parents impressed on me the value of 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. Show the values and morals in in the daily life.
‘That is the lesson that we continue to pass on to our son.
Michelle’s Speech from 2008:
‘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.
Okay, Melania, we will give you the line “that you work hard for what you want in life”. It is possible that you and Michelle could share that value and that sentence could be reproduced in a few political speeches over the years. But seriously? Your word is your bond? Seems a little far-fetched to be just a mere co-incidence as the Trump campaign is trying to play it like.
It gets better people, you haven’t even seen the worst yet.
‘We need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. [Cheering] Because we want our children in these nations to know that the only limit to your achievement is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.’
Michelle’s Speech in 2008:
‘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.’
I could ask a child in the fifth grade as a game, find the difference in these two sentences, and they would tell me, “I don’t see a difference… Oh wait, I see, I see! The first one used the strength of your dreams and the second one used the reach! Do I get a prize now?”
Clearly, Melania and her team are NOT smarter than a fifth grader so we won’t even go there. Does Melania’s “brilliant” recycling of words earn her the prize of being the First Lady? I certainly would hope that the American people are smarter than that. Here in Canada, I can proudly say Justin Trudeau doesn’t have to worry about his wife stealing lines from past speeches, since here, unlike in the Trump Campaign we did all pass the fifth grade.
Trump’s campaign chairman even went on camera and whipped out the classic, “Hilary did it” strategy. He said it was just another obvious attack from the Hilary campaign. I’m sorry, but did Hilary sneak into the Trump camp late at night, like some cartoon villain and re-write Melania’s speech, then brainwash her to say it? I think not. He went as far as to say that it was just a classic Hilary to try to destroy another powerful woman that posed competition for her. Last time I checked it was Donald running for Prez, so remind me how Melania is competition? Melania for President everyone!
What’s more, is she said while ON CAMERA, that she only had a “little help”. Yeah, help from Michelle Obama and your 20-year-old intern who doesn’t know how to use a thesaurus very well.
Why does it matter you may ask? Why is it so important that she stole a couple lines? Is it really that big of a deal?
It might not matter right now, but this kind of plagiarism shows the true colours of the Trump Campaign some people have been ignorant to see. If Trump gets elected and steals lines from Barak Obama’s inauguration speech will that be a big deal? When does it become an issue? If these people can’t think for themselves how do you expect them to run the damn country?! Pardon my French…
What also kills us with laughter is the fact that the Trump campaign is not firing anyone and they continue to INSIST that Melania wrote it all herself. No one is getting fired over this? You can get blacklisted from every university in the country for doing something like this in school, or fired from any other job, but no one is feeling the backlash of this idiotic decision? That is hilarious. Keep on keeping on Trump.
Additionally, to insist that Michelle and Melania share these values? That’s funny. Melania- girl—where do I even start?
“Treat people with respect”. Is that what happens at your husband’s rallies when time and time again people are getting beat and escorted out of the building for simply being a different ethnicity? Or, I’m sorry, you’re right Melania. I personally found it heartwarming when your husband publicly announced he wanted to build a PHYSICAL BARRIER between the USA and Mexico, and then make MEXICO PAY FOR IT. If that isn’t treating people with respect, I don’t know what is. Melania is an immigrant herself, yet she stands behind a man who is trying to keep immigrants out of the country- HI-LARIOUS.
Please don’t compare yourself to Michelle Melania that would be an insult to the Obama family.
I don’t know, you tell me, am I being too harsh on Melania? Just seems like a spoiled child who can’t think for herself to me. Honestly, this all seems like a calculated attack on the Hilary campaign in an effort to draw attention to Trump. It’s all a game of Monopoly to see who can own the most publicity and it seems like the price was Melania’s head on a stick to do it. Smart move? Probably not, but it’s so crazy it just might work.
Melania for President! #Melania4President