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Melania Trump’s first speech plagiarised Michelle Obama and Rickrolled the world

Top tip. If you're standing in front of the entire world on a stage to give a seminal speech, don't make it the same seminal speech that the last person in your job also gave - again, right in front of the entire world. Just an inkling, but we doubt that'll work out for ya. 

During the Republican National Convention last night, Donald Trump's wife Melania gave a speech that was an almost exact copy of Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech from 2008.

It's not as though you have to listen closely to see the similarities - which are more blatant than that time Jimmy Snotnose "borrowed" your history essay in Year 9.

The similarities were first pointed out by journalist Jarrett Hill on Twitter, who created a clip of the offending paragraphs.

This is what Melania said: 

"From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.

That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son, and we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow.

Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and willingness to work for them."

And Michelle?

"...And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them.

And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children—and all children in this nation—to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."

Mate. Come on now. 

Unfortunately we live in the sort of world where none of this really matters, as Trump supporters are likely to vote for him regardless.

But it's not just plagiarism and loving Donald Trump that make up Melania's crimes.

People have also spotted that she - by which we mean, her official speechwriter - Rickrolled the world during another paragraph. 

Did the speechwriter just troll the Trumps, making the power couple look even more ridiculous on the world stage? Either way, Rick would be proud.