Trump admits that his wife plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday admitted publicly that his wife Melania plagiarized First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech.
Trump who was speaking at a charity dinner said the media had been unfair throughout the campaign period as his wife was attacked for a speech that Mrs Obama presented and was lauded.
“Oh this one is gonna get me in trouble,” he said amid cheers.
He went on to say President Barack Obama told him to stop whining but he has to state that the media has been biased and has proof.
“Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it, it’s fantastic. They think she’s absolutely great.
“My wife, Melania, gives the exact same speech, and people get on her case, and I don’t get it.
“I don’t know why, and it wasn’t her fault, stand up Melania, come on, she took a lot of abuse.”
“Ooh am in trouble when I go home tonight, she didn’t know about that one, am I ok?” he asked Melania who nodded in agreement.
On July 18, Melania delivered a speech at the Republican National convention which had some verbertim similarities to Mrs Obama’s 2008 speech.
The next day, Melania’s team said her speech had similar issues address by Mrs Obama back then but failed to admit plagiarism.
Memes were shared on Twitter with users criticizing Melania and joking of how she almost introduced her children as Malia and Sasha, a full identity of Mrs Obama the mother.
After days of uproar the internet users moved on, until Trumps Thursday speech reignited the debate.