The first night of the Republican convention in Cleveland is called "Making America Safe Again."
In keeping with the GOP, but especially the "Talking Yam" who's the presumptive nominee's usual ignorance on matters national and international, no one bothered to research the fact that crime rates are at an all time low since the 1960s, and the military supremacy of the USA around the world is unparalleled.
So why do they think America needs to be "safe again?" It's already is safe (and it's already great). But the boneheads in the GOP, and especially its soon-to-be thin-skinned, nasty, loud-mouth fraud of a presidential candidate, don't really know much about anything going on in this country or anywhere else on the planet. All we need to know about their disconnect with reality is the title of the first night of the GOP convention.
But one of their own, Bobby Jindal, did say it was the Stupid Party. And tonight, once again, it lives up to its name.
Here's the real deal:
USAToday and other news outlets are reporting that Melania Trump plagiarized parts of Michelle Obama's speech from the Democratic convention of 2008.
For a group of people who detest the Obama's, that's a strange thing to do. But apparently they couldn't come up with an original thought themselves so they stole from the best: The Obamas!
I didn't watch it. Any of it. Who wants to see seething hatred, lies, and white supremacy passed off as patriotism? From what I've read, the opening night of the Dumpster Fire was atrocious. Even the lovely Mrs. Trump continued the Trump legacy (probably unknowingly) of scamming and being a fraud. No one believes Mrs. Trump wrote that speech, but the people who did steal from Michelle Obama's speech are part of the Trump team, they own what they did.
From the HuffPost:
In her first major address before the nation on Monday night, Melania Trump appears to have plagiarized a number of lines from first lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The plagiarized passages, in bold below, concerned the importance of hard work and honesty.
“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,” Trump told the thousands of Republican delegates and assembled media on Monday night in Cleveland.
In 2008, Mrs. Obama said, “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.”
Trump’s spouse also lifted a line about children from Michelle Obama, saying, “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 2008, Michelle Obama said, “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.”
The Huffington Post reached out to the Trump campaign about the lifted lines, but a spokeswoman did not reply to the questions. A party spokesperson said the Republican National Committee would not be commenting on the issue.
Melania Trump claiming she wrote her own speech with "little help".
Melania Trump to NBC News: "I wrote the speech myself."