Setting the bar low: Melania Trump’s RNC speech appears to swipe lines from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech

Setting the bar low: Melania Trump’s RNC speech appears to swipe lines from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech

Melania Trump’s first major stump speech for her husband and White House hopeful Donald Trump was supposed to be uplifting, but instead appeared to have lifted lines from First Lady Michelle Obama.

A portion of Melania’s address to the Republican National Convention, praising values and hard work, on Monday was eerily similar to the speech delivered by Obama at 2008’s Democratic National Convention.

“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; that you do what you say,” Trump said in Cleveland.

The phrase mirrors the lines Michelle Obama used to highlight the values she shared with then-Sen. Obama when he was nominated in Denver.

“Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: like, you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond; that you do what you say you’re going to do,” Obama said on Aug. 25, 2008.

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