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Trump campaign chairman: 'Nobody believes' Mrs. Trump plagiarized RNC speech

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Donald Trump's campaign chairman says he would fire anyone who copied parts of first lady Michelle Obama's speech into Melania Trump's address to the Republican convention Monday night. But Paul Manafort added that he doesn't believe there was plagiarism.
    
Manafort told The Associated Press Tuesday that he agrees with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus' remark that he would probably fire anyone responsible for plagiarizing. Manafort said, "Frankly if I knew somebody did it, I would fire them too."
    
Manafort added that "nobody believes" Mrs. Trump plagiarized the speech.
    
He said, "There were a few words on it, but they're not words that were unique words. Ninety-nine percent of that speech talked about her being an immigrant and love of country and love of family and everything else."
    
Manafort added in the brief interview, "This is totally blown out of proportion."
    
He continued, "They're not even sentences. They're literally phrases."

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