Why Everyone Is Tweeting #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes

July 19th 2016

Kyle Jaeger

Melania Trump's debut at the Republican National Convention on Monday was supposed to be the highlight of the event. And it was — but not for the reasons the Trump campaign had hoped.

Everyone is talking about the fact that Trump appears to have plagiarized parts of her speech, lifting passages from First Lady Michelle Obama's 2008 address at the Democratic National Convention.

People posting #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes on Twitter.

The Trump campaign released a statement calling the speech "a success" that reflects her "immigrant experience and love for America." At the same time, senior communications advisor Jason Miller conceded that the speech writers "took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking," without specifically admitting to the plagiarism or identifying the source as Obama.

Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort denied the plagiarism allegations outright. He told CNN's New Day, "There's no cribbing of Michelle Obama's speech. These were common words and values. To think that she'd be cribbing Michelle Obama's words is crazy."

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