Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 12:27:51 pm
I guess at this point no one should be surprised at the brazen lying of Republicans, as they try to deflect the blame and attack Hillary Clinton for Melania Trump's absolutely blatant plagiarism in her speech at last night's fear-fest (also known as the Republican convention).
Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort set the tone early, by denying outright that Melania had lifted whole phrases word for word from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech, and claiming this was somehow ginned up by Hillary Clinton.
Then Trump's whipping boy Chris Christie followed suit, with his own denial.
The most ridiculous excuse, though, came from Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer, who actually tried to say Michelle Obama's original 2008 speech was lifted from ... My Little Pony. Yes! He really did.
For reference, here's CNN's side by side comparison of the two speeches. Anyone who tries to tell you this is just coincidence is simply lying to you.