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Melania Trump Donald Trump's wife accused of copying Michelle Obama's 2008 speech

In a side-by-side comparison of the two speeches, Melania nearly copied the US First Lady word for word.

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Controversy has trailed the speech delivered on Monday, July 18, by Melania Trump, wife of United States Presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Republican National Convention.

Melania has been accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

After a side-by-side comparison of the two speeches, it would seem Melania 'borrowed' lines from parts of the US First Lady's 2008 speech.

CNN reports that The Donald Trump campaign signed off on the controversial Melania speech.

"I read once over it, that's all, because I wrote it ... with (as) little help as possible," Melania was quoted to have told NBC earlier on Monday.

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Read and watch some of the similarities in Michelle and Melania's speech below:

Melania Trump on Monday, July 18, 2016:

"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 lives. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son," Trump said.

And we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. 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."

Michelle Obama on August 25, 2008:

"And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that 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.And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and to pass them on to 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 for them."

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