Michelle Obama Reacts to Melania Trump’s Borrowed Lines


Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Scott Kowalchyk/CBS(NEW YORK) — First lady Michelle Obama has reacted publicly for the first time to the controversy over Melania Trump’s speech at the GOP convention in Cleveland earlier this summer, when the Republican presidential nominee’s wife was accused of using parts of Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.

Appearing on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tuesday, Obama was pressed by the comedian whether she feels any sympathy for the spouses of presidential candidates.

While the first lady initially signaled she did not have any sympathy for Melania Trump and Bill Clinton, Colbert pressed her by citing the example of the criticism surrounding the plagiarism episode at the convention.

“Melania Trump was so criticized for using what turned out to be a portion of your speech? But do you have any sympathy because there are people around her creating things and I have some sympathy for her,” Colbert pressed. “Do you understand how that might be sympathetic for what happened to her?”

“Yeah,” Obama finally admitted, clearly not amused by the continued questioning. “That was tough.”

Colbert picked up on Obama’s evident irritation, as she was not smiling, and quickly moved on to discuss the first lady’s signature project, Let Girls Learn, which aims to educate girls across the globe who do not have access to education.

Earlier in the interview, the first lady called her family’s final days in the White House “bittersweet.”

“Everything’s like the last, and I find myself choking up because we have raised our kids in the White House,” she said. “We’ve had so many amazing experiences. We have a phenomenal staff. We live in a house where people love us and care about us and, you know, we’re going to be walking away from all of that.”

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Michelle Obama Reacts to Melania Trump’s Borrowed Lines


Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Scott Kowalchyk/CBS(NEW YORK) — First lady Michelle Obama has reacted publicly for the first time to the controversy over Melania Trump’s speech at the GOP convention in Cleveland earlier this summer, when the Republican presidential nominee’s wife was accused of using parts of Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.

Appearing on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tuesday, Obama was pressed by the comedian whether she feels any sympathy for the spouses of presidential candidates.

While the first lady initially signaled she did not have any sympathy for Melania Trump and Bill Clinton, Colbert pressed her by citing the example of the criticism surrounding the plagiarism episode at the convention.

“Melania Trump was so criticized for using what turned out to be a portion of your speech? But do you have any sympathy because there are people around her creating things and I have some sympathy for her,” Colbert pressed. “Do you understand how that might be sympathetic for what happened to her?”

“Yeah,” Obama finally admitted, clearly not amused by the continued questioning. “That was tough.”

Colbert picked up on Obama’s evident irritation, as she was not smiling, and quickly moved on to discuss the first lady’s signature project, Let Girls Learn, which aims to educate girls across the globe who do not have access to education.

Earlier in the interview, the first lady called her family’s final days in the White House “bittersweet.”

“Everything’s like the last, and I find myself choking up because we have raised our kids in the White House,” she said. “We’ve had so many amazing experiences. We have a phenomenal staff. We live in a house where people love us and care about us and, you know, we’re going to be walking away from all of that.”

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