Melania Trump Accused of Plagiarism Again, This Time From Marla Maples

Wife of GOP nominee used the line “if you could dream it, you could become it” in her cyberbullying speech Thursday

Last Updated: November 4, 2016 @ 10:44 AM

Melania Trump made a much talked-about speech condemning cyberbullying on Thursday, but apparently some of it had been said before — by Marla Maples.

Yep, the GOP nominee’s wife has been accused of plagiarizing from none other than the GOP nominee’s ex-wife.

Yair Rosenberg, a senior writer for Tablet Magazine, tweeted that Melania had lifted the phrase “if you could dream it, you could become it” from an old interview with Donald’s second spouse, as both Mrs. Trumps misquoted a similar famous saying, he said, citing another Twitter user.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it,” is a much-repeated quote from writer William Arthur Ward, who died in 1994.

“If you can dream it, you can do it,” is another version that is often attributed to Walt Disney, but that is reportedly a misquote, and it was actually written specifically for the Horizons ride at Epcot.

Melania had used Marla’s version to describe growing up in Slovenia and her dreams of moving to the promised land of America while addressing Trump supporters in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

She was first accused of plagiarism in July following her Republican National Convention speech, which contained passages closely resembling words uttered by Michelle Obama eight years earlier at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

See video of Melania’s latest speech faux pas from The Washington Post below.

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