Did President Donald Trump Plagiarize Elle Woods’ Legally Blonde Grad Speech?

I recently listened to a radio interview where a comedian claimed that joke writers often accidentally write the same joke because great minds think alike. Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones and the late George Harrison have also said that the same thing happens with songwriting. There are only a finite number of musical notes, so every now and again composers are going to accidently pen a melody that sounds familiar.

And so it seems the same thing rings true for speeches. Just ask Donald and Melania Trump because in less than a year POTUS and FLOTUS have been accused of plagiarizing the work of others.

President Donald Trump giving a speech
Credit: YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Whose commencement speech has President Donald Trump been accused of plagiarizing?


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Born and raised in London, Marissa Charles is an award-winning journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world. Her work has appeared in publications in the UK, the US, Australia, South Africa and France. She loves writing about health, fitness, celebrities, true crime and human-interest stories Her byline has appeared in a variety of publications, including EBONY, the Daily Mail Online, The Guardian, Essence, the New York Post, Salon.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com and British Glamour. Marissa currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She has no children yet but is a proud – and at times embarrassing – godmother.

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