Melania Trump’s RNC speech: a copy of Michelle Obama's?

In 2008, Michelle Obama was in the position in which Melania Trump found herself on Monday night, pressed into service giving a speech making the case for her husband's candidacy. The speech she gave that night reflected on their personal values, which ultimately translated to the power couple's eight years in the White House, adored by millions for their candor and charm.

It seems that the media reclusive better half of Donald Trump was reaching for this as well. Albeit in a rather different manner.

Journalist Jarrett Hill, noticed something interesting about Melania Trump's speech at the 2016 Republican convention: The values that guided Michelle and Barack Obama appear to have also guided Trump — basically verbatim.

Hill's tweet had been retweeted by thousands and the videos comparing the statements had surged over social media in the past few hours.

"From a young age," Melania Trump said, according to prepared remarks, "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," she said. "Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."

While Trump was all praise for his wife, criticisms had flooded over the remarks made by the potential First Lady including her "non-existent degree in fashion". Earlier this week, Melania told NBC that she wrote the speech herself, with "as little help as possible."