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MSNBC: Melania Trump's Original Speech Had No Obama Similarities

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 09:55 PM

The speech that Melania Trump delivered to the Republican National Convention Monday was far different from what had been submitted to the campaign by hired speechwriter Matt Scully, according to news reports.

"He submitted a draft of the speech that was well reviewed, well received by the campaign," Hallie Jackson reported on MSNBC. "That was the last they ever heard of it.

"The speech that Melania Trump gave last night bore no resemblance speech that was submitted by Matt Scully," she said.

Trump came under fire for delivering a speech that plagiarized portions of remarks Michelle Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

She has said that she wrote the speech herself with minimal input.

Scully, 57, was a speechwriter for Republican President George W. Bush — and he worked on Arizona Sen. John McCain's 2008 campaign, including writing Sarah Palin's acceptance speech as vice president.

Jackson described Scully as "one of the pre-eminent speechwriting talents."

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