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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Melania Trump's big night: Tribute to Michelle Obama

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:52 AM

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The web caught fire last night, too late for some morning newspapers apparently, with the discovery that Melania Trump's speech included lines taken verbatim from, of all people, Michelle Obama at her 2008 Democratic National Convention Speech. Lines about honor and dignity.

Twitter humor was savage. Example from politico David Atkins:

White Melania stealing from black Michelle Obama, hours after GOP Rep Steve King says white people created civilization, is priceless.

Everybody was head-scratching over this statement from the Trump campaign:

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It will pass. It's your call whether it was good or bad that the borrowed lines began to overshadow what had gone before, a fairly remarkable display of bile that conservative writer Avik Roy boiled down on Twitter this way:

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