Trump: Media spent more time analyzing Melania than FBI spent on Clinton
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE on Wednesday weighed in for the first time on Melania Trump’s controversial speech, slamming press coverage and saying that “all press is good press.”

"Good news is Melania's speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!" Trump tweeted.

Moments later, he added: “The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania's speech than the FBI spent on Hillary's emails.”


Melania Trump’s Monday night speech at the Republican National Convention appeared to have nearly copied a paragraph from first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden picks Harris as running mate Michelle Obama urges Americans to vote early, by mail MORE’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Donald Trump's campaign has insisted the speech was not plagiarized. Experts said there is a 1 in 1 trillion chance the speech did not lift lines from Obama’s.

Trump's campaign has strongly denied accusations of plagiarism, stating that Melania Trump's speech reflected her own experiences in America.

"In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success," said an official statement from the campaign. 

Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson also defended Melania Trump, stating the concept "that Michelle Obama invented the English language is absurd."