Donald Trump came to his wife’s defense Wednesday after she was accused of plagiarizing passages from a Michelle Obama speech in 2008.
“Good news is Melania’s speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!” Trump boasted on Twitter.
Melania Trump gave a speech Monday which included parts that sounded eerily similar to a 2008 speech that Michelle Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention—it was later found to have used several phrases from the First Lady’s speech. The incident caused a stir, spawning several internet memes and plenty of fodder for the late night talk shows. On Wednesday, a Trump Organization staffer took responsibility for cribbing Obama’s words.
The newly-minted Republican presidential nominee followed up with a jab at opponent Hillary Clinton. “The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania’s speech than the FBI spent on Hillary’s emails,” he said.
The investigation, which just ended, into Clinton’s emails lasted about a year, after it was found out that Clinton used a private email server during her time as a Secretary of State, which may have compromised classified materials.
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