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The Internet Caught Melania Trump Stealing A Quote For Her Speech Yet Again

Melania Trump gave a rare campaign speech for her husband, Donald, on Thursday.

She has widely stayed away from public speaking appearances during this presidential campaign.

Aside from a few interviews she's done to try and make people forget her husband was accused of assault by a dozen women, she gave one disastrous speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer.

The speech itself was great — except people pretty quickly realized it had been plagiarized from Michelle Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

So it's safe to say her speech on Thursday was always going to be highly scrutinized.

So it really makes you wonder: Why would she (and her speechwriter) plagiarize again?

Yeah, that's right, it appears as if Trump lifted a phrase of her speech from someone else.

And to make matters worse, that someone else was none other than Donald Trump's second wife, Marla Maples.

The line she lifted was simple. She said,

If you could dream it, you could become it.

In both cases, the wives of Trump were talking about their childhoods. Maples said her parents taught her to dream, while Trump said America signified dreaming.

Obviously, it's a small point and sounds like a pretty generic line, but it is, ah, interesting this exact quote can only otherwise be found from another Trump wife.

There are several possibilities for what happened here. Perhaps it's a phrase Donald Trump uses frequently, so both women had it subconsciously in mind.

Perhaps the Melania speechwriters are sabotaging her. Perhaps Donald is sabotaging her. Perhaps Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald and Maples, is sabotaging her.

(That would really fit in with my fan fiction theory that Tiffany is sabotaging the entire Trump campaign and was the one who sent the New York Times the tax information. ANYWAYS.)

Perhaps Melania is sabotaging the campaign herself because she really, really does not want to end up in the White House.

The rest of her speech was all about how as first lady, she'd combat cyberbullying among children, an idea she's spoken about before.

This is especially funny considering her husband is one of the internet's biggest bullies.

Melania, just a few days left, I promise, and then this whole thing will be over for you.

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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