If the old adage that says imitation is the highest form of flattery is true, than Donald Trump just received some high praise from an unlikely source.
Hillary supporters at the Democrat National Convention Wednesday night were sporting some new signage that looked very familiar to a lot of people.
New signs being passed out. One side says I’m with her, other side says she’s with us pic.twitter.com/7QrGRX7oX0
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) July 26, 2016
Almost immediately social media lit up with accusations of plagiarism. After all, it was Donald Trump who stealthy took Hillary to task for the elitist “I’m with her” phrase touted by doting Dems. He had long criticized the logo and phrase before driving the point home on the main stage at the RNC last week in front of a national audience.
After Trump looked into the cameras and vowed to be the champion of the American people, he went in for the kill.
“My opponent asks her supporters, to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads: I’m with her,” Trump said at the RNC.
“I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads, ‘I’m with you, the American people.’”
Naturally, his pro-freedom comments were met with resounding applause. Which explains the following:
— Sean B. Grenier (@SeanGrenier) July 26, 2016
Have they no shame? Were we not supposed to notice?
@hunterschwarz Is this plagiarism?
— Jean (@jks417) July 26, 2016
“She’s with us” signs are even more powerful than “I’m with her.” #DemsInPhilly
— Rob Cassie (@rcassie95) July 26, 2016
It looks as if the Hillary camp got the memo and sent printing machines into overdrive after Trump’s speech. But, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, plagiarism includes stealing or passing off the ideas or words of another as one’s own.
With that in mind, those on social media have a case:
A day late and a bottle of Risperdal short!
Is Hillary so Often Confused she doesn’t see how weak she looks copying Trump?
— No Raisins (@TerrificTom777) July 26, 2016
@hunterschwarz plagiarism was a big deal last week
— Turner (@TurnerEchols) July 26, 2016
Once again Trump influenced the dialog. The DNC signs w I’m with Her now say She’s with us ON THE BACK of signs. LOL https://t.co/U980y7k6LC
— Linda Gartrell (@GartrellLinda) July 26, 2016
— Juan Du Plooy (@JuanDuPlooy10) July 26, 2016
@PatriotKids plagiarized from Trump
— Henry Rearden (@StrikeoftheMind) July 26, 2016
— rod l (@cdnrod) July 26, 2016
No one expects Hillary to be slammed by the mainstream media for plagiarism, but the fact that Democrats can so easily, and brazenly, change a core motto by copying a rival’s idea in the middle of the disaster known as the Democrat National Convention is astounding.
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