At the Republican National Convention, Melanie Trump, wife of Republican nominee Donald Trump, gave a speech that stirred up plagiarism claims. This controversial speech closely resembled Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. It is obvious the speechwriters lifted exact passages to mock Michelle Obama and the Democratic Party.
By denying plagiarism, these speechwriters are likely trying to protect their so-called squeaky clean image from further criticism. In my honest opinion, the Trump Camp made a huge mistake allowing Melanie Trump to use this flawed speech. They may as well requested Melanie to read the 2008 DNC speech. Playing games like this show that criticism is condoned and that cheating is acceptable.
Will the Melanie Trump speech affect voters during the general election? No, this speech probably won't have an impact on the voting population. However, this distasteful speech confirms the Republican National Convention is a circus full of clowns.
The Republic Party were so divisive in accepting Donald Trump's as their party's leading nominee. They recruited former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican Party Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, to speak out against Donald Trump. His attempt to block the billionaire fell flat.
There is no way on Earth those speechwriters wrote this speech without knowing that it mirrored Michelle's DNC speech back in 2008. They knew exactly what they were doing, poking fun at the intelligence of the American people to get a laugh.