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Melania accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama

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>> Just a day into the Republican National Convention, and Donald Trump already causing an uproar. The headline speech by the presumptive nominee's wife strikingly similar to one made by Michelle Obama eight years ago. Here's what Melania Trump said at the RNC Monday night.>>
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That your word is your bond, and you do what you say and keep your promise. That you treat people with respect.>> And here's Michelle Obama's speech at her husband's nomination in 2008.>> And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values. Like, you work hard for what you want in life.
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That your word is your bond. That you do what you say you're gonna do. That you treat people->>
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And questions as to just who wrote Melania's remarks. While Trump himself, seemed unaware of any controversy shortly after he spoke. Tweeting. Her speech and demeanor were absolutely incredible. This campaign offered this statement early Tuesday. In writing here 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.
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Campaign manager Paul Manafort suggesting the backlash is unwarranted.>> There aren't that many similarities. There are a couple of phrases>> Almost word by word in a number of places.>> It's basically three places in the speech, and it's fragments of words.>> Whether Melania was aware of the similarities is unclear, but the controversies making other parts of her speech seem prescient.
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It would not be a Trump contest without excitement and drama.>>