Forget Plagiarism – Did Melania Trump Rickroll Us With Her RNC Speech? (Video)

The GOP’s aspiring first lady didn’t just borrow words from Michelle Obama but from Rick Astley’s 1987 hit as well

Last Updated: July 19, 2016 @ 1:23 PM

Melania Trump is facing allegations of plagiarism for her Monday speech at the Republican National Convention, but it appears she also borrowed lines from Rick Astley’s classic song “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

“He will never, ever give up. And, most importantly, he will never, ever, let you down,” the former model said at the podium in Cleveland. It’s too bad her next line wasn’t, “He will never run around or desert you,” but the reference is still too obvious to ignore.

Rick-rolling is a common Internet prank involving Astley’s 1987 pop hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” as a bait-and-switch, forcing unsuspecting people to click on something that actually links to the song’s cheesy video.

It’s unclear if the third wife of GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump intended to rick-roll convention goers. But her speech also sparked serious outrage across social media because segments were found to strongly resemble words uttered by Michelle Obama eight years ago at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes became a top trend on social media and people are rushing to sarcastically attribute famous quotes and song lyrics to Melania.

“In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success,” Trump campaign senior communications advisor Jason Miller said in an official statement.

Check out the 1980s hit video below.

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