On Tuesday morning, Fox News personality Dana Perino took to Twitter upon learning that one potential future first lady’s speech may have been too similar to a past speech given by the current first lady.
No stranger to White House politics, the former spokeswoman for President George W. Bush tweeted:
New campaign rule as of 2016: Always, no matter what, step on your own good news cycle.
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) July 19, 2016
CNN reported earlier in the day that Melania Trump, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, used parts of a speech delivered by Michelle Obama in her address to the Republican National Convention Monday hight.
The Trump campaign, however, categorically denied that any cribbing took place.
But as Perino observed, the news, whether true or not, was a distinct downer to what should have been a night of celebration. And she received plenty of replies from many who blamed the accusation on a liberal media.
@DanaPerino no matter what the Lib media will always find something to pound on, instead of the great night that it was
— Sports Politics (@Sports_Politic) July 19, 2016
@DanaPerino They didn’t step on anything. The press digs and digs until they can find something to criticize against Rs. We see it!!!
— DixieLove (@BColberg) July 19, 2016
Good news cycle? I haven’t seen one in years. And now Mel plagiarized Mo’s 1st letter of 1st name! Awful!
— C. ‘Gibb’ Gibboney (@Gibb_Daddio) July 19, 2016
Some saw it as a problem for the Trump campaign.
@DanaPerino These are the things that happen when Chachi is your PR person.
— Dennis Shannon (@DennisMShannon) July 19, 2016
@DanaPerino New road song for the Trump campaign, Highway To Hell!!
— Donald Boudreaux (@LostCajuninAr) July 19, 2016
Still, others wanted Perino to put on her happy face and think positive thoughts.
@DanaPerino : back him up Dana instead highlighting the ONLY THING the liberal media will play on.
— Joe (@jcee4129) July 19, 2016
@DanaPerino Please say something positive. Whether on the Five or Twitter, your comments are negative slanted. Get on the Trump Train.
— Jennifer weight (@Jenniferweight6) July 19, 2016
And then there was this observation.
@DanaPerino irony of plagiarizing the part about hard work and honesty SMH
— david battaglini (@davidbattag) July 19, 2016
Yep. Hard work and honesty just don’t seem to apply to the Obamas.
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