Donald Trump's campaign chairman is denying claims that Melania Trump's speech Monday at the Republican National Convention plagiarized portions of Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention address.
Here are transcripts of the matching portions of the speech:
"My parents impressed on me the value of that you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise. That you treat people with respect. Show the values and morals in the daily life. That is the lesson that we continue to pass on to our son. We need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. [Cheering] Because we want our children in these nations to know that the only limit to your achievement is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."
Michelle Obama in 2008:
"And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them.
"And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. 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."
Melania Trump accused of plagarizing 2008 Michelle Obama speech for her RNC debut as both show close similarities https://t.co/gPljiuz3ir— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) July 19, 2016
It was truly an honor to introduce my wife, Melania. Her speech and demeanor were absolutely incredible. Very proud! #GOPConvention— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2016
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