The Daily Show on Tuesday began its Cleveland-based coverage of the Republicans’ “Unbelievably Classy and Tremendous and Huge and Good” National Convention by taking a closer look at Melania Trump’s controversial — and potentially plagiarized — speech.
Trevor Noah wasn’t so much worried about whether or not our next potential First Lady stole from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention address, but more concerned with what the Trump campaign’s decision to dismiss plagiarism claims indicates about a possible Trump administration.
“It would have been so easy for [the campaign] to just own up and say ‘Hey, this happened,’ especially when this is a lie that not a single person in America believes,” Noah explained. “And guys, this isn’t even a policy thing. What it is, though, is a preview, because this group of people given actual power will put us in some deep s—t.”
Noah then aired what he claimed was official footage from Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat account that showed a conversation between Kanye West and Mrs. Trump, in which she said that she was borrowing words from the current FLOTUS’ speech as part of a “remix.” (The doctored video, of course, was parodying Kardashian’s recent Snapchat that featured a conversation between West and Taylor Swift that was published without Swift’s consent.)
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