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.