The the event is the Republican National Convention, 18th of July, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Everything was going according to plan (the anti-Trump protests apart) until Melania Trump took to the podium to deliver the most important speech of her life to thousands of conventioneers, and to the millions of people watching worldwide from different Television networks across the globe! These audiences are made up of Donald Trump's supporters and as well as his foes. Melania Trump's speech was expected to provide the defining moment in her husband's presidential ambition, and it certainly did.
Now she has been accused of lifting passages from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech during the Republican Convention of that year. Perhaps great minds thinks alike? Perhaps there is no plagiarism in truth - the truth will always remain the truth and need not be invented? Whatever the case may be, Melania Trump is now being accused of plagiarizing parts of Michelle Obama's speech. Take a look at the similar excerpts from the two speeches and judge by yourselves.
Melania Trump's Speech On Monday 18, 2016
"From a young age, 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 and showed me values and morals in their daily lives. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son," Trump said.
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."
Michelle Obama's Speech On August 25, 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 to 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."
Melania Trump, wife of Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has delivered her speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Estimated 50,000 people was said to be in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media when the speech was delivered. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.
How this is going to play a part in Donald Trumps winning or loosing the November 2016 US Presidential election is yet unknown but one thing is sure. Melania Trump has just delivered one of the greatest speeches in the United State's election history and has provided the worldwide internet community with plenty to talk about.