Washington Free Beacon: Melania Trump 2016 and Michelle Obama 2008 side-by-side
Update: CNN: Manafort denies any plagiarism. There are lines that are word for word, which seems more than mere coincidence, but as plagiarism goes it is not that big a deal.
Paul Manafort says John Kasich wrote the speech— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 19, 2016
RedState: Plagiarized? We all know these speeches are written for the wives (as well as the candidates) so the blame probably goes to a speech writer and failure to double check it. It's a bit embarrassing but if true, but staff should be fact checking (they have programs to do this now).
Plagiarism? Please. The real story is the stark contrast Melania Trump drew between herself and Michelle Obama: https://t.co/b22SnkZRKB— John Hinderaker (@jhinderaker) July 19, 2016
To be fair, Trump plagiarizes Democrats all the time, and they haven't complained much about that before.— servative (@servative) July 19, 2016
Jonah Goldberg: Mistake by the Lake
Of course there were things in Melania's speech not in Michelle's:
In #MelaniaTrump speech, I saw gratitude, patriotism, humility and love for veterans.. All missing in #MO 2008 speech. 🤔— David Higgins (@dhiggins63) July 19, 2016
SooperMexican: Melania busted
Instapundit: Intentional Sabotage, No, and I am not sure I would call it a gaffe, Rick Roll Give Away, Roger Simon: Melania strikes a blow against feminism, Has anyone asked Joe Biden for a comment on this and Of course for Obama words matter, until they don't.
Rudy Unchained: The Lid and Lem's PlaceWhat would you do if it were M̶i̶c̶h̶e̶l̶l̶e̶ ̶O̶b̶a̶m̶a̶ Joe Biden?https://t.co/9sZtHjkmGP@instapundit #Plagerism https://t.co/Y4E77TbAO5— Evi L. Bloggerlady (@MsEBL) July 19, 2016
EBL: Melania Trump Rule 5
Rule 5 and FMJRA
Lem's Place: Michelle and Melania Was it an insider set up by a mole #CrookedHillary or #NeverTrumper or an intentional troll operation?
I wouldn't b surprised if the #MelaniaSpeech wasn't done on purpose 2 own the news cycle he's been doing this type of stunt since day 1
Breitbart: Biden: Everybody does itBLOCKBUSTER VIDEO: Super Democrat #Hillary PLAGIARIZES GOP Icon Ronald Reagan Speech. **RT** #MelaniaTrump #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/D2kHRSjriQ— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) July 19, 2016
The Wrap: Forget plagarism: did we get Rick Rolled by Melania?
Snopes: Accusations that Trump plagiarized his congratulatory tweet are false
Legal Insurrection: Bloomberg doing back flips to defend Biden and Obama over past plagarism
Rush Limbaugh: The Melania-Michelle Controversy, This convention scares liberals to death, Playing Defense, Media hypes Cleveland protests (which did not happen as promised)
TOM: No More Bushs
CNN: Team Trump: No one is getting fired
Milo: TRUMP CAMPAIGN DID THIS ON PURPOSE!
AoSHQ: Meredith McIver Admits Fault (still doesn't explain the Rick Roll reference)
The Independent: Who is Meredith McIver? (no, she is not Paul Manafort)
NJ Mag: Who is Meredith McIver?
Meredith is on the left
Heavy: 5 Facts about Meredith McIver
Rush Limbaugh: So Melania accidentally took portions of Michelle Obama's speech that Michelle took from Elizabeth Dole