Melania Trump introduction speech to voters on the first night of the Republican National Convention was focused on her immigration to the US and her love for her husband.
But at list one passage of her inspiring address “was borrowed” from Michelle Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention eight years ago.
Talking about her life values, Melania said: “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."
This thoughts are very similar to what Michelle Obama said earlier: “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."
Another passage was connected with some goals for generations to come.“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,”
While Obama said: “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.”
Before the address, Melania Trump on her interview with Matt Lauer, of the "Today Show," said that she worked on the speech herself: “I read once over it but that’s all because I wrote it with [as] little help as possible.”
In a statement, which followed the speech this morning, a spokesman for the Trump campaign called it a success, without telling a word of some borrowed language.
"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. Melania's immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success," said Jason Miller, the senior communications adviser.
Later Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort told CNN that there was no plagiarism in Melania Trump's RNC speech and lines were not lifted said “these are common words.”