It Seems Like Melania Trump Copied Part Of Her Speech From Michelle Obama

Update: Melania Trump issues a statement following her speech.

July 19, 2016
It Seems Like Melania Trump Copied Part Of Her Speech From Michelle Obama Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Melania Trump took the stage tonight at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to deliver the event's opening address, stepping into the spotlight for a rare moment to speak to her husband's character. The former fashion model spoke about Donald Trump's leadership abilities and vision for America.

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As Jarrett Hill points out on Twitter, a portion of Melania Trump's speech bared a strong resemblance to part of Michelle Obama's opening speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Ahead of the speech, Mrs. Trump told NBC's Matt Laeur, "I wrote it...with as little help as possible." Watch clips from both of the speeches below.

A representative for Donald Trump's campaign was not immediately available for comment.

Update: July, 19, 5:37 a.m. Melania Trump's team has issued the following statement.
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