Social media reaction to Melania Trump's plagarized speech
Here are the top five social media reactions that erupted after Melanie Trump allegedly plagiarized Michelle Obama
As news broke on Wednesday of Meredith McIver’s intention to resign as the speech writer for Donald Trump, amid allegations that she had plagiarized a speech for Melania Trump, members of the public didn’t pull their blows as they created a succession of hilarious memes.
Showing no mercy people took to social media and ridiculed Mclver after she appeared to have clearly lifted vast sections from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech as the future First Lady.
The writer’s error of judgement became apparent at the Republican National Convention on Monday evening, Melania Trump's speech proved to be more than just similar to Michelle Obama’s.
While Trump’s controversial statements have caused a stir among the US voters, Mclver’s plagiarism incident might have thrown a spanner in the works as the Republican candidate tries to make himself look more electable.
Meredith took full blame and apologized for the incident.
"This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as Mrs Obama. No harm was meant," McIver said in a statement released by the Trump organization.
"Mr Trump told me people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from experiences."
But whatever the outcome in the long run, the immediate reaction has been quite amusing. We take a look at memes that flooded social media today:
1. Elisha and Elyssa put together this comical meme pointing out everything Melania Trump "used" while giving her speeech.
2. Standup comedian Cameron Esposito tweeted " I demand to see that speech's birth certificate," referring to the time Trump demanded to see Obama's birth certificate.
I demand to see that speech's birth certificate.— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) July 19, 2016
3. Capt. Jake Ballard tweeted a picture of Michelle Obama with a sad face, holding a sign asking for her speech back.
4. OctavioAHinojosaMier tweeted "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." where he poked fun at #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes.
5. Jonathan Newman tweeted a meme which read: "Melania didn't steal Michelle's speech... She discovered it like Columbus" comparing it to the many who imply that Columbus 'claims' he discovered America.