Melania Trump under fire after accusations of plagiarism of Republican National Convention speech

CLEVELAND, OHIO (KUSI) — Major controversy erupted Monday night after Melania Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention in Ohio.

According to CNN, reporters believe that at least one of Melania Trump’s paragraphs was taken directly from First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech from the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

Side-by-side comparisons of the two speeches show several, word-for-word similarities.

Per Gawker.com

Obama: Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values. Like: you work hard for what you want in life.

Trump: …the values that you work hard for what you want in life.

Obama: …that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you’re gonna do.

Trump: …that your word is your bond, and you do what you say and keep your promise.

Obama: …that you treat people with dignity and respect

Trump: …that you treat people with respect

Obama: …because we want our children and all children in this nation to know the only limits on the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.

Trump: …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.

People immediately took to social media, sharing their opinions on both sides of the issue:

According to CNN, Trump’s campaign has not commented on the allegations.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Categories: 2016 Republican National Convention, Local San Diego News