Donald Trump Jr. used multiple sentences in a convention speech Tuesday night that were similar to phrases published in an article in The American Conservative in May.
But the author of the article says nothing was stolen from his work. That’s because he was an author of the convention speech.
“I was a principal speechwriter for the speech,” F. H. Buckley, a law professor at George Mason University, wrote to TIME. “So it’s not an issue.”
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“>first reported by The Daily Show, were written by Buckley in a May 2, 2016 article entitled “Trump vs. the New Class.” The article criticized Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, as a “new liberal.” The similarities between the article’s passages and Trump Jr.’s speech came after Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama in a Monday night speech at the convention.
In his speech, Trump’s eldest son, said:
In his May article, F.H. Buckley wrote:
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