There’s no love lost between Donald Trump and Barack Obama. And yet for Melania Trump, the President’s wife Michelle appears to be a source of great inspiration. That much seemed clear from the Trump’s wife’s speech to the Republican Convention last night when she channeled Michelle Obama’s address from 2008. Here’s what Trump said:
‘From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond; that you do what you say.’
And here’s what Michelle said:
‘Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: like, you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond; that you do what you say you’re going to do.’
At least — to her credit — Melania didn’t go so far as to reference Barack during her speech. Melania has released a statement, in which she also borrows some of her husband’s modesty, describing her address as a ‘beautiful speech’. She says that her ‘team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking’.
So who were the team of writers who helped Melania channel Michelle? It’s not clear at the moment, but Mr S hears that the woman who helped write Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech was a lady called Sarah Hurwitz, who used to be Hillary’s speechwriter. Mr S suspects that if Melania really meant to ‘include fragments that reflected her own thinking’, Donald may want to check which way his wife is planning to vote come polling day.