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Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama's speech

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Publish Date
Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 5:40pm

Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama's speech

Author
AAP, Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 5:40pm

There are accusations that Melania Trump plagarised parts of her Republican National Convention speech today from a speech given by Michelle Obama eight years ago.

Obama's speech was delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention that nominated her husband for president.

The passages in question focus on lessons that Trump said she learned from her parents and their relevance in her experience as a mother.

Trump's campaign said the similarities between the speeches are the result of human error.

Campaign officials said Trump's team of writers took notes on her life's inspirations and tried to reflect her own thinking.

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