Of all the audacious and ridiculous things the Donald Trump campaign has done, this one might take the cake.
On Tuesday morning, Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer took to CNN to respond to questions about Melania Trump‘s plagiarized speech last night at the Republican National Convention.
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Spicer, set on defending Melania from accusations that she copied Michelle Obama‘s 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention, decided to invoke some previous examples of similar wording to prove that Melania didn’t actually lift line after line from Mrs. Obama’s speech.
OK, fine, he wants to defend his candidate’s wife, sure — but it’s the specific examples Spicer chose that are really raising eyebrows as this controversy storms on for another day.
Kid Rock. John Legend. House of Pain. Public Enemy. Ice-T. Akon. (Akon!!!!) And… yes… Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony.
We can’t even make this stuff up.
Watch Sean Spicer try to assert that, because Twilight Sparkle (a cartoon character) once talked about dreams, that proves Melania Trump did not copy Michelle Obama… or something (below):
My Little Pony?!?!
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It gets better, though — John Legend, fed up with having his name used by Spicer to defend Melania, tweeted the most incredible Taylor Swift reference in response (below):
I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative https://t.co/I46VtY2CXI
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 19, 2016
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Here, if you didn’t do it this morning, take a look at the passages side by side, and decide whether Melania merely got close to Michelle’s speech, or if this is straight plagiarism (below):
So that’s pretty blatant, right? pic.twitter.com/EPnHME7afV
— Mike Hearn (@mikehearn) July 19, 2016
Honestly, it’s kind of incredible Spicer made a straight-faced argument about My Little Pony plagiarism accusations in the midst of a presidential election.
Gotta give him credit for that, maybe?!
[Image via JLN Photography/WENN/My Little Pony.]
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