Trump Jr. was referring to the line, “That’s not the America I know,” which he used in his speech in Cleveland.
On Wednesday night in Philadelphia, Obama told Democratic National Convention attendees that he did not recognize the America that Republican nominee Donald Trump describes ― a third-world hellhole filled with “poverty, violence and despair.”
“That is not the America I know,” Obama said.
Melania Trump, the elder Trump’s wife, came under fire last week when it was revealed that she had plagiarized from a speech first lady Michelle Obama delivered at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Inexplicably, Trump Jr. appears to be trying to spark similar outrage by claiming the president stole material from him.
He has failed, largely because the line he’s claiming to have coined wasn’t even his ― elected officials, including Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush, have been using it for years.
So if anything, Trump Jr. was the one borrowing a line that wasn’t his.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ― from entering the U.S.