Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Watch side-by-side videos of the speech Melania Trump stole from Michelle Obama

Melania Trump Speech Obama

We’re all currently living in a horrible parody movie written by the Wayans brothers. It’s the only plausible explanation for the road to the 2016 election, which will take place this coming November unless the Earth opens up before then and swallows us all.

Monday night’s kickoff of the Republican National Convention was a spectacle that didn’t just meet our expectations, it exceeded them. Wildly. Every twist and turn on Trump’s campaign trail led up to this, so it was only right that the RNC had its fair share of drama. And as it turned out, not even the Wayans brothers could have dreamt up the ridiculousness that unfolded in Cleveland, OH last night.

DON’T MISS: Leaked photo shows the iPhone 7 we all want but aren’t going to get

By now you’ve undoubtedly read that a portion of Melania Trump’s speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention was shamelessly and hilariously plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Indeed, Mrs. Trump undoubtedly had some trying times to endure as a young black woman at Princeton University in the early 1980s.

Okay, okay… thankfully Trump’s speech writers didn’t plagiarize that part of the First Lady’s speech, but they were brazen (stupid?) enough to rip off a healthy portion of of that speech from 2008 and think that no one would notice.

This tweet shows the text side by side:

And here’s a video where you can actually see the two passages delivered side by side:


Trump’s campaign has basically become a bizarre reality based loosely on Brewster’s Millions, where support for a Trump presidency grows no matter what unfolds. The difference here is that Trump will end up a rich comedian whether he wins or loses.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.