Melania Trump may share Michelle Obama’s view of children

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, July 19, 2016.

Political pundits jumped all over Melania Trump for parts of her GOP convention speech that sounded very similar to one by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic convention. Plagiarism is obviously wrong, but in this case there is a bright side. Ms. Trump’s imitation shows the two political parties might actually agree on something.

And it’s not government policy.

As Ms. Obama phrased it in her speech (and which was echoed by Trump): “… 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.”

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