CLEVELAND — A speechwriter for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE Jr. shot down questions about whether the GOP presidential nominee’s son plagiarized language in his Republican National Convention speech Tuesday.

“The Daily Show” tweeted Tuesday evening what it said could be a second case of a Trump family member lifting language without attribution for a convention speech.


The tweet in question pointed out that Trump’s eldest son used language in his address that was strikingly similar to a May article published in The American Conservative.

But F.H. Buckley, the author of the piece in question, was quick to shoot down the idea that Trump Jr. improperly claimed the words as his own.

“Except it wasn’t stealing,” Buckley tweeted shortly after "The Daily Show" posted its comparison of the two.

Buckley went on to tell multiple outlets that he worked as a speechwriter for Trump Jr. and said the matter was a nonissue.

“I was a speechwriter for this speech. So I'm afraid there's no issue here,” he said.

The phrases in question in Trump Jr.’s speech came during a criticism of the state of America’s schools.

“Our schools used to be an elevator to the middle class. Now they’re stalled on the ground floor” said Trump Jr.

“What should be an elevator to the upper class is stalled on the ground floor,” read the article.

The questions about the speech came one day after Melania Trump’s convention speech became a controversy. Video clips suggested her remarks used identical language from a 2008 convention speech by first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMaggie Rogers shares letter from 'huge fans' Barack and Michelle Obama Former Michelle Obama chief of staff Tina Tchen named new head of Time's Up Michelle Obama to release companion book to 'Becoming' MORE.

Buckley’s blessing of the speech’s language will likely be a relief for the Trump campaign, which has maintained that Melania Trump’s speech did not plagiarize.