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Republican National Convention: Day One

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the news about Donald Trump‘s wife, Melania, totally plagiarizing a speech Michelle Obama gave in Denver in 2008 at the RNC last night. See the side-by-side comparison video and transcript below to catch up..

MELANIA TRUMP’S SPEECH (2016)

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.

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 OBAMA’S SPEECH (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.
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.

But the funniest thing about this entire debacle was social media’s reaction, which prompted the hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes.. Take a look as Jesse Williams, Columbus Short, Kandi and more chime in on the stolen speech below…

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