BOOM: Don Trump Jr. Catches Obama Plagiarizing HIM, Issues Unforgettable Statement
Last week, during the Republican National Convention, plagiarism couldn’t have been more in the news. It seems that after Melania Trump’s speech, plagiarism became an onerous black mark on your record that would impeach all those around you (unless, of course, your name was Joe Biden).
However, when President Barack Obama liberally stole from Donald Trump Jr.’s Republican National Convention speech during his endorsement of Hillary Clinton this week, very little media attention was to be found.
It was based on Trump Jr.’s statement that, “That’s not the America that I know.” It was used frequently, in the same way, by the president during his speech at the Democrat National Convention.
However, Trump had a much different response to the plagiarism than liberals had to Melania’s alleged plagiarism: He responded with grace and a touch of irony.
Perhaps the biggest lesson from this is that political speeches often use the same lines. It isn’t as if Melania Trump was saying, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” She merely played along with the same political bromides every politician uses.
Meanwhile, the president decided to use someone else’s formulaic bromide right after they gave their speech, in the same way, and nobody batted an eye.
This proves that the media isn’t terribly interested in plagiarism. (In fact, Joe Biden’s vice presidency is evidence of that, but never mind.) It proves that what they’re interested in is figuring out how the Republicans fall short of the Democrats — their beau ideal political party.
This week’s Democrat National Convention was a hive of infighting, bad ideas and media hype. However, there’s not enough media hype to make Obama’s plagiarism look reasonable by any stretch of the imagination.