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America, welcome Michelle Obama... er Michelle Trump... er Melania Trump

Sahil Bhalla | Updated on: 19 July 2016, 13:11 IST

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland opened with an anti-Trump movement, but it quickly petered out. Soon Donald Trump's wife Melania took the stage and did she shine! Before we get into her speech though, here is Donald Trump's dramatic entrance to the convention, captured by the ever-so-passionate Twitterati:

Now that you've seen Donald Trump's emphatic entrance, let's get back to Melania and her rare speech; courtesy Jarret Hill:

And then BuzzFeed News and Gawker pointed this out from the 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. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son, and we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.

Now, look at Michelle Obama's speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention:

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.

And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children - and all children in this nation - to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.

Gawker soon took out this comparison video:

Melania Trump may be a smart woman and, as we know, she did write the speech with "a little help as possible".

At 46, she delivered what most called a 'calm' speech with her Eastern European accent. Most of the delegates seemed to enjoy it. If Donald Trump is elected President, Melania will be the first foreign-born first lady since Louisa Adams and the first born and raised in a communist nation.

First published: 19 July 2016, 13:11 IST
 
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Sahil is a correspondent at Catch. A gadget freak, he loves offering free tech support to family and friends. He studied at Sarah Lawrence College, New York and worked previously for Scroll. He selectively boycotts fast food chains, worries about Arsenal, and travels whenever and wherever he can. Sahil is an unapologetic foodie and a film aficionado.

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