By Gwyneth Allred
Strong women are important. Women in our day and age are running businesses, serving in the military, and even running for president! Mothers are the “hand that rocks the cradle” and therefore are what determines the future of the entire world. Just think of the impact your own mother has made on your life. Because of the unlimited roles that women can and do play, the woman who ends up living in the White House is definitely looked to for these empowering qualities.
Though there is one woman running and another supporting her husband in the ongoing presidential election, many are surprised and upset that Melania Trump’s most recent speech, given on July 18th, sounds uncannily similar to the 2008 speech First Lady Michelle Obama gave to the Democrat party. Let’s look at an example, shall we?
Though some are claiming that these are common words and phrases or that both women were simply speaking about how important family values are, something just feels too familiar here. Yes, there are only so many words in the English language, but this may be too close for comfort.
Since this parallel was found, there has suddenly been a lot more attention paid to what and how Melania Trump is saying in her speeches. In a more humorous side note, some are beginning to believe that she “Rickrolled” a Rick Astley meme into her speech as well.
There is speculation that this could have been a public relations sabotage from her writers on Trump’s end, but until a statement is released, we cannot tell for sure.
Until then, we’re having a little bit of fun with this controversy, because that’s the best we can do in a politically uncertain time in our nation.
So who do you think said it better? Melania Trump or Rick Astley?