Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Address?


People all over the internet are blasting Melania Trump for her speech this week at the Republican National Convention, claiming that she took whole paragraphs from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The “similarities” were originally noticed by Jarret Hill, a journalist with Huffington Post:

It wasn’t long before several other people pointed out the nearly identical parts via Twitter as well:

Melania Told NBC news she wrote the speech with “as little help as possible.”

Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s campaign manager blames Hillary Clinton for the entire situation, stating:

“When Hillary Clinton is threatened by a female, the first thing she does is try to destroy the person.”


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Alexandra Jacobo is a dedicated progressive writer, activist, and mother with a deep-rooted passion for social justice and political engagement. Her journey into political activism began in 2011 at Zuccotti Park, where she supported the Occupy movement by distributing blankets to occupiers, marking the start of her earnest commitment to progressive causes. Driven by a desire to educate and inspire, Alexandra focuses her writing on a range of progressive issues, aiming to foster positive change both domestically and internationally. Her work is characterized by a strong commitment to community empowerment and a belief in the power of informed public action. As a mother, Alexandra brings a unique and personal perspective to her activism, understanding the importance of shaping a better world for future generations. Her writing not only highlights the challenges we face but also champions the potential for collective action to create a more equitable and sustainable world.