Melania Trump accused of plagiarism again, this time from Marla Maples

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Melania Trump made a much-talked about speech condemning cyberbullying on Thursday, but apparently some of it had been said before — by Marla Maples.

Yep, the GOP nominee's wife has been accused of plagiarizing from none other than the GOP nominee's ex-wife.

Yair Rosenberg, a senior writer for Tablet Magazine, tweeted that Melania had lifted the phrase "if you could dream it, you could become it" from an old interview with Donald's second spouse, as both Mrs. Trumps misquoted a similar famous saying, he said, citing another Twitter user.

Medieval literary historian & connoisseur of misquotes @yonibrander explains why Melania mangling the famous quote shows where she got it:

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it," is a much-repeated quote from writer William Arthur Ward, who died in 1994.

"If you can dream it, you can do it," is another version that is often attributed to Walt Disney, but that is reportedly a misquote, and it was actually written specifically for the Horizons ride at Epcot.

Melania had used Marla's version to describe growing up in Slovenia and her dreams of moving to the promised land of America while addressing Trump supporters in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

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BERWYN, PA - NOVEMBER 03: Melania Trump speaks at a rally for Donald Trump at the Main Line Sports Center on November 3, 2016 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
BERWYN, PA - NOVEMBER 03: Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaks at a rally for Donald Trump at the Main Line Sports Center on November 3, 2016 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
BERWYN, PA - NOVEMBER 03: Karen Pence, wife of Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence, waves to supporters during a campaign event November 3, 2016 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, campaigned for her husband, five days before the nation pick her next president. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
BERWYN, PA - NOVEMBER 03: Karen Pence, wife of Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence, speaks to supporters during a campaign event November 3, 2016 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, campaigned for her husband, five days before the nation pick her next president. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Supporters during a Trump campaign event November 3, 2016 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, campaigned for her husband, five days before the nation pick her next president. (Photo by Zach Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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She was first accused of plagiarism in July following her Republican National Convention speech, which contained segments strongly resembling words uttered by Michelle Obama eight years earlier at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

See video of Melania's latest speech faux pas from The Washington Post above.

Read original story Melania Trump Accused of Plagiarism Again, This Time From Marla Maples At TheWrap

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