Melania Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night appears to have nearly copied a paragraph from Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaTrump to counter DNC with travel to swing states Biden strikes out with Harris, the least-worst of his choices Biden, Harris to address Democratic convention from Chase Center in Delaware MORE’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days MORE’s wife was describing how her parents imparted on her values about working hard and treating people with respect.

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It included phrases and even precise words that were identical to the first lady's 2008 address. 

Here is the paragraph in question from Melania Trump's speech:

"From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life: that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.”

Here is the paragraph from Obama's 2008 speech: 

“And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them,” Obama said, according to a transcript from CNN.

It's not clear who wrote Trump's speech. Convention speeches are often written by campaign aides, though Trump in an interview with NBS said she wrote the speech.

“I wrote it, with as little help as possible,” she said. 

Former President Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tweeted about the similarities late Monday night.