Did Melania Trump plagiarize from other sources as well? Our researchers say yes

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Melania Trump at the Republican National Convention. (Photo Credit: New York Post photograph Chad Rachman)

Last night, millions watching the Republican National Convention saw potential first-lady Melania Trump deliver a powerful speech to the delegates that brought on thunderous applause for her husband, and Republican candidate for the president, Donald Trump.

But the keen eared among the viewers knew they had heard parts of her speech before. Several portions of Melania’s speech were extremely close to an address Michelle Obama gave at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Side-by-side comparisons of the transcripts of both speeches show Melania following Obama’s speech nearly word-for-word at portions.

Melania: Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.

Michelle Obama: Because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.

That was perhaps the most damning evidence, but our researchers at The Coggin Toboggan have scoured the rest of Melania’s speech and found other portions that have possibly been plagiarized from other speeches.

Here’s how she opened her speech.

Melania: For the past two weeks, you have been reading about the potential bad break my husband got. Yet today, I stand before you saying that I consider him the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Sound familiar?

Lou Gehrig: Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.

Later in the speech, Melania mentioned her husband’s desire to become the president.

Melania: Some 18 years ago, Donald left Dayton, Ohio, with two very bad knees and a dream to become the president of the United States of America (long pause…she starts to cry) I thank God that dream came true.

Maybe a bit too close to this speech?

Mike Schmidt: Some 18 years ago I left Dayton, Ohio, with two very bad knees, and a dream to become a major league baseball player (long pause…he starts to cry) I thank God that dream came true.

And later she talked about the need to preserve the freedom we all enjoy in America.

Melania: Aye, vote and you may die. Not vote, and you’ll live — at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell the Democrats and Hillary Clinton that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!

Wow, this is very, very close to this famous movie moment!

William Wallace (from Braveheart) – Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you’ll live — at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!

Unreal. You think she would learn, but she concluded her speech with these closing remarks.

Melania: One strike away; nothing-and-two, the count to Hinske. Fans on their feet; rally towels are being waved. Brad Lidge stretches. The 0-2 pitch — swing and a miss, struck him out! The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of baseball! Brad Lidge does it again, and stays perfect for the 2008 season! 48-for-48 in save opportunities, and let the city celebrate! Don’t let the 48-hour wait diminish the euphoria of this moment, and the celebration. And it has been 28 years since the Phillies have enjoyed a World Championship; 25 years in this city that a team that has enjoyed a World Championship, and the fans are ready to celebrate. What a night!

How does that even make sense in context to the rest of her speech? How did that get past her speech writers? It’s awfully close to something very important to Philadelphia….

Harry Kalas: One strike away; nothing-and-two, the count to Hinske. Fans on their feet; rally towels are being waved. Brad Lidge stretches. The 0-2 pitch — swing and a miss, struck him out! The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of baseball! Brad Lidge does it again, and stays perfect for the 2008 season! 48-for-48 in save opportunities, and let the city celebrate! Don’t let the 48-hour wait diminish the euphoria of this moment, and the celebration. And it has been 28 years since the Phillies have enjoyed a World Championship; 25 years in this city that a team that has enjoyed a World Championship, and the fans are ready to celebrate. What a night!

Just damning evidence that Melania Trump plagiarized even more of her speech from last night’s convention. That last example didn’t even make sense in the context of the rest of her speech or the message she was trying to get across….it’s almost like it was a complete waste of everyone’s time.

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