Fox's Kilmeade Excuses Melania Trump's Speech Plagiarizing Michelle Obama's Because “It Actually Applies To Her Life”

From the July 19 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): But without a doubt, the speaker everybody was looking forward to was Melania Trump, because her husband Donald said on this program yesterday that he was going to actually show up to introduce her.

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): I think she represents women very well. She's poised. She's polished. She represents the American dream. She teaches. She talks about teaching her son Barron the same values that we all grew up with, working hard. Here's a lady who's not from this country and she could become the First Lady of the United States of America. If that's not the American dream, I don't know what is.

DOOCY: Well put.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): She knows five languages, this is just one of them.

EARHARDT: Smart.

KILMEADE: So, she comes out. She reads this speech, and she goes abroad and brings things up about we would not know about Donald Trump. You know, what kind of father he is. Yeah, talks about how he does not judge people by their religion, does not judge people by their backgrounds, how much money they make, and how patriotic he is. I think it's great. I think a lot of people are pointing to the fact that there's some passages that are very similar to Michelle Obama. And I'm astounded to -- you know, we have to go to bed at some point. And this is on at late. I'm astounded to wake up and everybody's talking about, “Well well she plagiarized some parts of the speech. It's exactly like Michelle Obama in 2008.”  So you read them, and they are very similar. And, you know, the speechwriter that craftedtogether has got people to answer to. 

DOOCY: Well she said she wrote it herself.

KILMEADE: But the other thing, Steve -- but I will say this, Steve, it actually applies to her life. It talks about her parents and the values and the values she wants to put to her kids. I got a chance to talk to her off-camera. We go to all those Apprentice finales and we have a good time. And all she talks about is her kids. And we met her parents, and that's all they talk about.

Previously:

MSNBC Panel On Melania Trump’s Plagiarized Speech: “This Turns This Night Into A Catastrophe”

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