RNC official accuses Clinton of plagiarism
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The chief strategist of the Republican National Committee (RNC) accused Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonScarborough to Trump: Turn off cable news, watch some ‘SportsCenter’ Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Trump calling for Clinton to be prosecuted is an ‘impeachable offense’
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Spicer’s tweet references a portion of Clinton’s Thursday night address where she seemingly paraphrased Alexis de Tocqueville, the political scientist who wrote “Democracy in America.”

“But here’s the sad truth: There is no other Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: European Union 'is very protectionist with the U.S.' GOP-controlled Congress nears legislative triumph — on Russia The Memo: Trump frustrations grow as pressure rises MORE — this is it,” Clinton said in Philadelphia. "And in the end, it comes down to what Donald Trump doesn’t get: that America is great — because America is good.

“So enough with the bigotry and the bombast. Donald Trump’s not offering real change. He’s offering empty promises.”

“America is great because she is good” is often quoted from de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America.” According to an analysis from The Weekly Standard, however, the passage does not actually appear in de Tocqueville’s work.

Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday accused President Obama of copying him during a speech the night before.

Obama on late Wednesday used the phrase “that’s not the America I know” while addressing the Democratic National Convention after Donald Trump Jr. used it the week prior at the Republican convention.

The plagiarism fight began when Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s wife, was accused of borrowing heavily from a 2008 speech by first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaVideo surfaces of Michelle Obama at Beyonce’s birthday party Budowsky: Dems need council of war The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE during her address in Cleveland.