Did Melania Trump 'Rickroll' America? Plagiarism Isn't The Only Oddity In Her Speech

  • by: Alan Duke

While the media is focused on the passages Melania Trump stole from Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech, there is another odd line in the prospective first lady's GOP convention address that is now getting attention. Donald Trump's third wife apparently "rickrolled" America when she said "He will never, ever, give up. And, most importantly, he will never, ever, let you down."

The similarity to the lyrics from Rick Astley's song -- which is the internet's most infamous memes -- and the lifting of Obama's speech makes one wonder if there is a speech writer in the Trump campaign who purposefully set her up.

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See Also: Melania Trump's Speech Was Good, But Michelle Obama's 2008 Delivery Of It Was Better

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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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