Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Melania Trump does not advocate respect for people with whom she disagrees

By now you've heard about Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama. Omissions are as telling as inclusions. Consider the following:

Here's Michelle Obama. Absences highlighted, instead of copying.

"Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them."

Here's Melania Trump:

"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 and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect."

Notice how Trump cuts the part about "even if you don't know/agree with them."

Now that's a tell. 

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