You Won't Believe Why 'My Little Pony' Is Trending: GOP Defense Of Melania Trump Plagiarism Charge

  • by: Alan Duke

The chief spokesman for the Republican Party invoked "My Little Pony" in his defense of Melania Trump on accusations that she plagiarized Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech in her own address.

RNC spokesman Sean Spicer told MSNBC Tuesday that the words used by Donald Trump's wife are also similar to words of the character "Twilight Sparkle," not just of the current first lady.

"Melania Trump said, 'the strength of your dreams and willingness to work for them.' Twilight Sparkle from 'My Little Pony' said, 'This is your dream. Anything you can do in your dreams, you can do now,' " Spicer said.

Musicians John Legend and Kid Rock have also sung similar phrases, Spicer said.

"I mean if we want to take a bunch of phrases and run them through a Google and say, 'Hey, who else has said them,' I can do that in five minutes," Spicer said. "And that's what this is."

The unusual reference to the children's cartoon character sent "My Little Pony" soaring as a trending term on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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