The first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention closed on Monday to a damning analysis of Melania Trump’s much-anticipated speech—her first major address to the American people—that discovered the potential first lady apparently lifted an entire paragraph of Michelle Obama’s remarks from the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Reactions to the glaring similarities were swift and hilarious. Here are some of the best:
— ? (@illct) July 19, 2016
melania trump plagiarizing michelle obama was bad, but steve king lifting from mein kampf really takes the cake for scandal of the day
— sean. (@SeanMcElwee) July 19, 2016
— Hugh Evans (@Hughcevans) July 19, 2016
when the RNC realizes it was wildly applauding lines from a Michelle Obama speech pic.twitter.com/rojL1PWdiN
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 19, 2016
but what if kim k snapchats a video of melania calling michelle to discuss the speech
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) July 19, 2016
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 19, 2016
when you plagiarize a speech about integrity pic.twitter.com/2uq0C2gfkY
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) July 19, 2016
“What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man.” #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) July 19, 2016
The Trump campaign is denying the plagiarism charges, even blaming Hillary Clinton for lashing out at women like Melania Trump who “threaten” her. While that explanation might be sufficient for Trump supporters, let it be remembered: The internet never forgets.