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People Lampooned Melania Trump For Copying Michelle Obama’s Speech

Melania vs. Michelle 2016.

Last updated on July 19, 2016, at 2:47 a.m. ET

Posted on July 19, 2016, at 2:19 a.m. ET

Melania Trump delivered a speech in support of her husband at the Republican National Convention on Monday, and afterward people pointed out that it shared a few sections that were almost identical to what Michelle Obama said in 2008.

Melania's speech talked about hard work, respect, and wanting a better future for the next generation, all of which appears to have been taken almost verbatim from first lady Michelle Obama’s Democratic convention speech in 2008.

Many people were eager to share Melania–Michelle mashup videos that showed the similarities between the speeches:

Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama tonight, and here's the video to prove it:

Compare the similarities in this mashup:

I taught speech for ten years. Even my worst students would not have done this: https://t.co/QhPPC8ENUA

Here's another:

Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama tonight, and here's the video to prove it:

And here's one more, just for fun:

People compared the incident to the great Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West feud, which reached a pinnacle on Sunday night when Kim Kardashian released Snapchat evidence of a certain phone conversation and Swift responded with a long note.

That moment when Don secretly records ur speech, then Michelle posts it on the Internet. #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes

Some people speculated that Kim Kardashian had receipts that would prove Melania's innocence.

I have every confidence that Melania Trump had Michelle Obama's consent to use that passage, and that Kim Kardashian was recording it all.

People imagined how Melania wrote her convention speech:

EXCLUSIVE: Melania's browser history from today

This ubiquitous Michelle meme was not to be overlooked:

And a birther joke had to be made too.

I demand to see that speech's birth certificate.

A hashtag for Famous Melania Trump Quotes was started with people sharing repurposed lines they imagined her saying as future first lady.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes

Maybe Melania is inspired by Sophocles.

"All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong...the only crime is pride." #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes

Or just as likely, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

"Oompa loompa doompety dee, if you are wise you'll listen to me." #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes

BuzzFeed News asked who might have written Melania’s speech and people had a few suggestions.

I mean, mostly everyone thought Michelle Obama wrote it.

Who knows though — maybe it was a mole for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau suggested Sarah Hurwitz, who was Michelle Obama’s speechwriter and worked for Hillary Clinton.

@BuzzFeedBen that would be Sarah Hurwitz.

Others suggested known plagiarists.

Some people suggested it was Ivana Trump, the presumptive Republican's nominee first wife.

Although maybe who wrote it isn't even the right question — and instead we should ask who delivered the speech better.

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