CLEVELAND (AP) – Donald Trump’s campaign chairman says it’s “just absurd” to claim that Melania Trump lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.
Paul Manafort told CNN Tuesday morning that “there’s no cribbing of Michelle Obama’s speech.”
He added that, “there’s no feeling on her part that she did it.”
Manafort suggested that Mrs. Trump was merely using “words that are common words.”
Watch the speeches below: