Another day, another public figure to troll on the internet. Luckily for Taylor Swift, the media’s attention shifted overnight to Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. After speaking last night at the Republican National Convention, Melania was widely ridiculed for plagiarizing a speech made by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Many viewers quickly took to social media upon noticing that Melania used the exact same wording as Michelle Obama in several parts of her speech. While this event added more fuel to the fire for those who already opposed Donald Trump, it also provided a springboard for virtual commentators to mock Melania through popular online blogging platforms like @mashable.
This article wittingly pokes fun at Melania’s blunder, while demonstrating the power of viral media to turn news into entertainment.