A spokeswoman for Donald Trump’s campaign argued Tuesday that Melania Trump couldn’t have plagiarized her Monday night GOP convention speech from First Lady Michelle Obama because Obama didn’t invent the English language.
In an interview on the street with The Hill, national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said Melania Trump’s remarks were indicative of Republican values and rejected the idea that part of her speech was lifted from Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention address.
“These are values, Republican values by the way, of hard work, determination, family values, dedication and respect, and that’s Melania Trump,” Pierson told The Hill. “This concept that Michelle Obama invented the English language is absurd.”
Pierson continued to brush off the notion that these were ideas unique to Obama and doubled-down on the Trumps’ focus on family values.
“She was definitely talking about her family and her parents and the values that she taught, which, ironically, are the same values that many of us are taught growing up,” she told The Hill.
Pierson went on to say that if anything, Trump’s speech was similar to one former First Lady Laura Bush gave in 2004.
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