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Melania Trump's Plagiarized Speech Was a Study in the Trump Campaign's Lazy Mediocrity

CLEVELAND — On the first night of the Republican National Convention, the theme was ostensibly “Make America Safe Again,” but could have just as easily been called “Sad Moms.” Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, the Foreign Service employee killed in Benghazi, spoke with tears in her eyes. She was followed by Mary…

Part of Melania Trump’s Speech Was Lifted Almost Verbatim From Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Remarks

CLEVELAND — Melania Trump addressed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland tonight, where she talked about what a hard worker Donald Trump is, what a promise-keeper he will be, and what strong values she hopes to pass to their son. It was both stirring and familiar, because Michelle Obama said a lot of it…

Like His Politics, Trump's Marriage Preaches an Inegalitarian and Hypocritical Prosperity Gospel

“In July of 2002, two years before Donald Trump became engaged to the Slovenian model Melania Knauss, he visited her native country for three hours,” writes Lauren Collins at the New Yorker, as the lede of an essay on the parallels between the Trump brand of marriage and the Trump brand of politics—which puts Collins’…

Melania Trump Has a Secret Half-Brother and Was Raised by a Man Just Like Donald 

Melania Trump, the United States’ potential future First Lady, has been notably silent throughout her husband’s presidential campaign. A new profile by Julia Ioffe in GQ provides more insight into Melania’s state of mind than any of her vacant soundbites have previously, as well as glimpses into her upbringing in…

Melania Trump's Goofball Husband Is Driving Her Up the Wall With Those Re-Tweets

Prior to a town hall in which Trump offered surprising views on North Carolina’s bathroom law, Today’s Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie provided the Trump family with a lovely nest of positive reinforcement and lightly personal questions that Lauer himself described as “potpourri.” Melania Trump in particular was given…

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