Even by the standards of the Trump campaign, something very odd happened last night.
Melania Trump, wife of the presidential nominee, made her first major address before the Republican National Convention.
And it was... slightly familiar.
Let's take a closer look...
Here’s a side-by-side comparison...
Melania Trump was born in Slovenia, and English is one of a number of languages she speaks. Her Monday night primetime speech was the highlight of the first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Regardless of whether the Trumps watched Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008 live, we do know that Donald Trump enjoyed her 2012 address.
Mr Trump’s communications adviser, Jason Miller, acknowledged Mrs Trump plagiarised “fragments” of her speech and referred to a “team of writers,” essentially refuting her claim that she wrote the speech.
“In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking,” Miller said in a statement. “Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.”
Although, perhaps the real controversy is here...
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