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'Famous Melania Trump quotes' is trending after plagiarism accusations

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Melania Trump is being accused of copying some of the speech she gave on the first night of the Republican National Convention Monday.

And people on Twitter quickly responded to the accusations, sharing famous quotes using the hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes – and it's now trending on Twitter. (Read more on that below.)

'Startlingly similar'

National Public Radio reports sections of Melania Trump's speech was "startlingly similar" to the speech First Lady Michelle Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

It was the presidential candidate's wife's first major address to the country, in which she spoke of the importance of hard work and honesty, The Huffington Post says.

FOX News says Melania Trump's similar remarks came toward the beginning of her speech, noting otherwise it was "distinct" from Michelle Obama's.

Here's a text breakdown of the similarities between the two speeches:

https://twitter.com/mic/status/755363646683971584

The Associated Press has also posted video of them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FInP3tbMQqQ&feature=youtu.be

Campaign denies the allegations

Donald Trump's campaign denied the plagiarism allegations Tuesday, calling them "just really absurd," CNN reports.

Early Tuesday morning, Trump's campaign called the speech a success, but said "Melania's team of writers took notes on her life's inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking."

https://twitter.com/MELANIATRUMP/status/755288206430576640

#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes

The accusations of copying part of first lady's speech has prompted a hashtag on Twitter – #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes – where people are sharing some famous quotes that weren't actually said by the presidential candidate's wife.

Here's a sampling:

https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/755263632196251648

https://twitter.com/BroderickGreer/status/755264148213227520

https://twitter.com/AkilahObviously/status/755284389425184768

https://twitter.com/lexcoupe96/status/755365299604586497

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