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Trump team plays damage control over Melania's speech

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>> The Trump campaigns scrambling Tuesday to contain the damage from the plagiarism scandal surrounding Melania Trumps convention speech. Campaign manager, Paul Manafort deflecting completely, alleging Hillary Clinton was behind all of this.>> I certainly noted that the Clinton camp was the first to get it out there. It's just another example as far as we're concerned that when Hillary Clinton is threatened by a female, the first thing she does is try to destroy the person.
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>> It was actually first spotted on Twitter by journalist Jarrett Hill. New Jersey Governor and Trump surrogate Chris Christie on talk shows, claiming that really only 7% of the speech rang familiar. But the similarities are more than striking. Here's what Melania Trump said Monday night.>> 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
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>> Michelle Obama at her husband's convention in 2008.>> You work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're gonna do, that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them.>> And then there was this.
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>> 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. 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 hard for them.
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>> Not everyone in the GOP is playing ball. Party Chairman Reince Priebus saying, he would probably fire whoever wrote that speech. In fact, Mrs. Trump had boasted before the speech that she had written it herself with only minimal input from aides. And former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who was himself fired from the campaign, telling CNN that if his successor Paul Manafort vetted the speech that he should be fired too.