About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Melania Trump might have plagiarized again, this time ripping off Donald Trump's ex-wife


Melania Trump has been called out on Twitter for plagiarizing again -- this time, copying Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples, Mediaite reports.

In her speech on Thursday, Mrs. Trump recalled growing up in a small town in Slovenia, and what America meant to her. 

"America meant, 'If you could dream it, you could become it,'" she said at a rally in Philadelphia. 

Marla Maples interview

Maples said the exact same thing -- in the same context -- in an interview with music magazine Maxim Ink  in May of 2011. 

"Even though I was from a small town of 500 people, I learned to dance, play clarinet, and play trumpet, all while playing every sport I was allowed to as a Southern-born tomboy," Maples said.

"I believed if you could dream, it you could become it, so I didn't see life as having any limitations." 

Matching misquotes

It may just be coincidence, but another Twitter user, Yoni Brander, pointed out that both Mrs. Trump and Maples both made the same misquote. 

He pointed out that the phrase was either a misquote of Disney's "If you can dream it, you can do it," or William A. Bard's "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it," 

Comparing Melania Trump's speech to a Maples interview from years earlier.

Reaction on Twitter

Some Twitter users were skeptical that Mrs. Trump had plagiarized again, chalking the incident up to sheer coincidence. 

Others noted that she may have lifted the phrase from "Rocky Horror Picture Show." 

"Don't dream it. Be it." Preach, Dr. Frank N. Furter, preach.

History of plagiarism

Mrs. Trump's speech on Thursday was her first since her controversial speech at the Republican National Convention in July, in which she lifted whole sections of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention. 

Check out the bizarre things we found inside this fish thanks to water pollution

WATCH  | For the news you need, check out our 60 Second Circa.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark