Republican National Committee chief strategist Sean Spicer on Tuesday drew comparisons between Melania Trump's convention speech and phrases used in "My Little Pony" cartoons and by performers John Legend and Kid Rock.

"We had a 2,000-word statement, we're talking about 70 words, three passages. And this idea of plagiarism, if we want to talk about let's talk about," Spicer said on CNN.


"Melania Trump said: 'You work hard for what you get in life.' John Legend said: 'Work hard to be anything you want in life.' Kid Rock said: 'Work hard to be anything you want in life,'" he continued.

"Melania Trump said: 'The strength of your dreams and willingness to work for them.' Twilight Sparkle from 'My Little Pony' said: 'This is your dream. Anything you can do in your dreams you can do now.'"

Spicer said he could take similar phrases and come up with a list of other people who have used them.

"And that's what this is," he said.

"It's sad that we've taken this amazing moment with the world introduction of Melania Trump and gone through and allowed the Clinton campaign to say 'Hey, we googled a bunch of phrases and matched it up to three things that Mrs. Obama said.'"

Spicer said the phrases used in Trump's speech are "common" and said he gives Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates Trump campaign spox rips GOP congressman over rejection of QAnon conspiracy Biden hits back after Trump's attacks on Harris MORE's campaign credit for "taking three phrases, going out there and matching it up."

"I think Mrs. Obama gave a great speech," he said. "I think Melania Trump hit it out of the park and to diminish it like this is sad."

Spicer called Trump's speech "phenomenal" and said he expects people were "unbelievably blown away and impressed with it."

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said earlier Tuesday he'd "probably" fire the author of Trump's speech if he found out it had been plagiarized.

"I think if the speechwriter for the Trump campaign had done that, they would be fired, but they didn't," Spicer said.

Parts of Trump’s speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention showed striking similarities to Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaHistory's pick: Kamala Harris joins a long list of forerunners The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The choice: Biden-Harris vs. Trump-Pence California Democrats back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup MORE’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The two speeches shared some exact words and phrasing.