Donald Trump's wife made a speech...and it sounded just like Michelle Obama's from 2008


When Melania Trump gave a speech to the Republican National Convention, we weren't expecting it to sound so...familiar.

In fact, two passages matched nearly word for word the speech that First Lady Michelle Obama delivered at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, greets his wife Melania after introducing her during the Republican National Convention, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland.
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In Mrs Trump's speech in Cleveland, Ohio, she said: "From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values 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. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life."

In Mrs Obama's 2008 speech in Denver, Colorado, she said: "And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: like, you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond, that 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."

File photo dated 16/06/15 of US first lady Michelle Obama, who will join James Corden on his popular Carpool Karaoke sketch this week after a preview showed the pair dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies.
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Later on in the speech, the spooky similarities continued: "We need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow," Mrs Trump said. "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."

In the First Lady's 2008 speech, she said: "Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values and to pass them onto 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 hard for them."

Twitter users responded to the speech by using the hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes.

The Trump campaign responded in a statement that said her "immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech", and did not mention Mrs Obama.

"In writing her beautiful speech, Melania's team of writers took notes on her life's inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking," Trump spokesman Jason Miller said.

Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, left, and his wife Melania Trump attend the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York.
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White House officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In an interview with NBC News taped ahead of her convention appearance and posted online early Tuesday, Mrs Trump said of her speech: "I wrote it", adding that she had "a little help".