Writing original speeches is exhausting and time-consuming. Which is probably why prospective presidential candidates and their wives hire other people to write their oratorial fireworks for them.
Except that when you pay someone to write a speech, you generally expect them to do something a bit more in-depth than simply Googling “GOOD SPEECH.”
Melania Trump’s speechwriters apparently did not get the memo about the whole try-not-to-steal-words-from-other-people-without-attributing-them thing (they must have missed that day in high school). On Monday evening at the Republican National Convention, Melania delivered a speech that sounded uncannily similar to Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
And by “similar,” I mean “it chopped up and stole that speech like it was Frankenstein.” Here are the two speeches, side-by-side:
Naturally, once the accusations of plagiarism began to fly, the Twitterverse could barely contain its collective glee: