Donald Trump’s campaign team has issued a statement on the controversy surrounding his wife Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last night.
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The keynote speech by Melanie contained two passages which match nearly word for word the speech that Michelle Obama delivered at the Democratic National Convention nearly 8 years ago.
“In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller said. “Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success,” Miller added.