As the media whips up controversy over Melania Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention on Monday, they likely won’t remind voters about the times President Obama was accused of lifting words from others.

For George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen accused Obama of plagiarizing portions of President Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address.

Talking to Megyn Kelly about Obama’s 2014 State of the Union speech, Thiessen said, “It was eerily familiar. There were lines like ‘Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity, a future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy, a future of hope and opportunity requires that all citizens have affordable and available healthcare, extending opportunity and hope depends on a stable supply of energy,’ all of that came from the 2007 State of the Union from George W. Bush.”

He added, “Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush.”

Thiessen said he was the lead speech writer on Bush’s speech and quickly recognized it.

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    • Liv4hockey

      Following allegations of plagiarism Patrick came to the defense of presidential candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primaries, when it was reported that some key phrases from an Obama’s stump speech were very similar to words used during Patrick’s own 2006 gubernatorial run. The charges were largely dismissed, after Patrick explained that he had encouraged their use.

  • Prue88

    The media will not show how Obama plagiarized every single word from Deval Patrick or Joe Biden plagiarized from a British MP.

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  • B Snow

    2014 SOU nothing like 2007 SOU. Go find the transcripts online. Both speeches speak of opportunity, but nothing is “eerily familiar”.