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Donald Trump assailed the news media Wednesday morning for its coverage of his wife’s Monday-night speech before the Republican National Convention that was found to contain some plagiarism.
“Good news is Melania’s speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!” Trump tweeted.
He then added: “The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania’s speech than the FBI spent on Hillary’s emails.”
Trump’s comments came two days after his wife, Melania Trump, delivered a speech at the RNC in which she directly lifted passages from first lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic convention address.
Trump aides and surrogates have denied that Melania plagiarized from Obama, despite clear evidence to the contrary.
Before she delivered her prepared remarks, the Slovene-American model told NBC News that she personally wrote her speech “with as little help as possible.”
A Tuesday report in The New York Times indicated that the Trump campaign had commissioned two speechwriters to draft Melania’s speech but that the draft was significantly changed by the time she delivered it.