Team Trump is going to owe Chris Christie another dinner for this one.
Appearing on the “Today Show,” the New Jersey Governor vehemently defended Melania Trump against the growing accusation of plagiarism.
Melania, had delivered a riveting speech at the GOP Convention Monday night, but it was quickly overshadowed when it became apparent a passage sounded very similar to a part of a speech delivered by Michelle Obama in 2008.
Christie chalked it up to “common thoughts” and pointed out that “93 percent” of Melania’s speech didn’t resemble Michelle Obama’s at all.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 19, 2016
Unfortunately for Christie, that excuse wasn’t good enough for a lot of people.
— Quinn T. Sential (@QuinnTSential) July 19, 2016
— Matthew Gellert (@MatthewGellert) July 19, 2016
Chris Christie says she only plagiarized 7%. That’s what we call damning someone with faint praise. https://t.co/TMGVOQelGr
— katie rosman (@katierosman) July 19, 2016
— Janie Coffey (@JanieC) July 19, 2016
— Amanda Weaver (@AWeaverWrites) July 19, 2016
Christie also stopped by CNN to double-down in his defense saying, “I don’t belive that last night sounded like anything other than Melania Trump.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 19, 2016
And the majority of feedback was still brutal:
@CNNPolitics the amount of denial is incredible! I don’t understand… ?
— Joseph Petrangelo (@joemed3) July 19, 2016
But it’s not all bad news for Christie this morning.
The Trump team as come out in force to denounce the allegations, and they do have support.
— levro (@leavery_troy) July 19, 2016
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 19, 2016
Leftists are perfectly comfortable with rampant misogyny when they’re insulting women with whom they disagree. #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 19, 2016
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) July 19, 2016
— Dissident American (@dissidentusa) July 19, 2016
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