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Melania’s Controversial Speech was “McIver-ed”

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Ahhhh! The Malania Trump convention speech…

Well, it is obvious something happened there. Whether by writing/editing accident, or by sabotage. We will never know, but somebody within the Trump campaign has fallen on the sword

Whatever.
Except that somebody had to rehearse with Mrs. Trump and make edits/changes. And this wouldn’t have been just a one day exercise. This speech took weeks. I also find it very interesting those who immediately spotted the ‘similarities’ live while Malania was reading her speech Monday night and jumped to Twitter to gasp and point their pointy finger(s) have the word-for-word text of Michelle’s 2008 speech carved into stone inside their heads. Hmmm?

Melania Trump speechwriter admits ‘mistake’ in lifting Michelle Obama lines

Who’s up for another day of news about First Lady speech plagiarism?

Except that I am hearing Michelle’s speech was not only a grab from Saul Alinsky, but from Elizabeth Dole’s 1996 RNC Convention speech. Rush Limbaugh ran a side-by-side-by-side of Melania-Michelle-Elizabeth and I will post the video when I can find the one Rush used on air…

RUSH: Do you know that Michelle Obama plagiarized her speech from Elizabeth Dole? Yes. You want to hear it? Here we go, chronological order in reverse. Melania Trump Monday night in Cleveland…

MELANIA: You work hard for what you want in life, and your word is your bond, and you do what you say and keep your promise.

RUSH: Michelle Obama in 2008…

MICHELLE: You work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you’re gonna do.

RUSH: And in 1996 in San Diego, Republican convention, Elizabeth Dole…

ELIZABETH: Because they know he’s honest, trustworthy, a man of his word, his word is his bond, and they know he has exceptional leadership.

RUSH: Well, not word-for-word, of course, but look how similar the statements are. And, you know, this is what real people understand. This is not… These are commonly expressed bromides. They are philosophy. And there’s only so many ways to express them. And there is no… Michelle Obama didn’t originate these words and therefore the whole notion of plagiarism, I think, ordinary people? No big deal. They don’t see it. They don’t understand what the big deal is.

Rubio Artfully Wades into the ‘Melania Question’

If Rubio was on the outs with Donald Trump before this CNN interview, most likely he landed in the Donald’s good books after it. Few interviewees on the Melania controversy have produced a better or more fitting blow-off of the whole affair.

The Florida senator clearly knows how to handle the press.

“I get why it’s a big deal in terms of the internal, inside baseball of political coverage,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead.” “But I think for the vast majority of Americans, it doesn’t really matter one way or the other. …”

Rubio added that Melania Trump “is not a politician, not a candidate, not in public office of any kind. She is the potential first lady of the United States. As long as her speech reflected how she feels, then that’s what really matters,” he said.

“This is new to her,” he told Tapper. “She did a very good job in a difficult circumstance.”

[…]

Tapper pressed former presidential hopeful Rubio on whether he would be upset if his children plagiarized a term paper in school. Rubio didn’t waffle, shaking the question off artfully. “I would, but that’s different.”

Rubio explained that plagiarism on a term paper would be intentional — and he doubted Trump’s speech was intentionally lifted from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech.

Meanwhile: Caitlyn Jenner: Easier to come out as trans than Republican

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