The first day of the Republican Party National Convention opened in chaos and ended in disaster following Melania Trump’s speech.
Republicans woke up to a cascade of finger-pointing and confusion on Tuesday as the Trump campaign was rocked by accusations that parts of Melania Trump’s convention speech had been copied from the one that Michelle Obama delivered to Democrats in 2008.
A major highlight of the night was the headline speech delivered by Melania, Donald Trump’s wife.
Melania took the stage after her husband, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, to deliver her speech.
Although some analysts have described her speech as “a great speech,” others are of the opinion that it was not original.
Melania Trump Allegedly Copied Michelle Obama’s Speech
A Twitter user discovered that at least two paragraphs of Melania’s speech had been plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Trump and the Republican National Committee as at the time of this writing are yet to make any comments regarding the plagiarism allegations.
This has thrown a major shade of lack of integrity on the Donald Trump Campaign and the Republican party in general.
A critical comparison of Melania’s speech and that of Michelle Obama in 2008, one can quickly see many similarities.
See the excerpt below,
Among Mr. Trump’s aides, there was a palpable sense of frustration that Mrs. Trump’s speech, which they considered a highlight of the evening, had become a major cause for embarrassment.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, a staunch supporter of Mr. Trump who was recently passed over to be his running mate, refuted claims that Melania’s speech was a copy.
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Meanwhile, there is palpable tension within the Trump Campaign organization as calls for whoever wrote Mrs. Trump’s speech to resign heightens.
Former Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski said on Tuesday that whoever is responsible for writing the speech should be fired.
Lewandowski told CNN,
“Whoever was the staff person who wrote this speech should be held accountable and should be fired.”
Lewandowski, who is a CNN contributor, was fired from the Trump campaign last month.
Watch a comparison video of Melania Trump’s speech and that of Michelle Obama: