New Explanation For Melania Trump's Plagiarism: Twilight Sparkle Said It First

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RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer has revealed his newest strategy for defending against plagiarism accusations directed towards Melania Trump’s speech on Monday, a speech that was very easily shown to rip off Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008. It involves a flying unicorn.


In a desperate interview in which Spicer seems to be speaking as quickly as possible so that he can’t hear himself, he shares a number of quotes from Melania’s speech, then compares them to other famous orators like John Legend and Kid Rock and a very special mini-horse. Did you know My Little Pony’s Twilight Sparkle once said, “This is your dream, anything you can do in your dreams you can do now,” just like Michelle Obama did? Um, yeah, yer busted, Michelle:

Spicer goes on to say that he would never suggest that Michelle Obama plagiarized a magic cartoon horse. She definitely didn’t, if you were wondering, as Twilight Sparkle’s television debut was in 2010 and not widely circulated in political arenas.

It is true that certain platitudes about dreams, love, and family are reused and recycled in speeches, but part of a speechwriter’s job is repackaging those sentiments into something that won’t make the person mouthing them look like a thieving boob. Oh well. As Twilight Sparkle would say, “Happy Nightmare Night, Applejack!”

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So Michelle Obama went into the future to plagiarize a talking horse? I mean, she seems very capable so I wouldn’t say it’s beyond her abilities, but it doesn’t sound like the FLOTUS I know.

On a side note, it’s been obvious for a long time that Trump is incapable of just apologizing and moving on, but now it seems like no one in his camp can respond to a scandal except by buckling down and lying, lying, lying (see, e.g., Manafort claiming that there was no plagiarism, and everything is Clinton’s fault). I guess the candidate really does set the tone.