What do Melania Trump and Twilight Sparkle of “My Little Pony” have in common? They both like to give inspirational speeches apparently.
Republican National Convention Communications Director Sean M. Spicer took allegations that Melania plagiarized First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech to another level by pointing out that her words were similar to that of Twilight Sparkle’s.
“Melania Trump said ‘The strength of your dreams and willingness to work for them,'” Spicer told CNN. “Twilight Sparkle from ‘My Little Pony’ said ‘This is your dream. Anything you can do in your dreams, you can do now.'”
RNC official cites "My Little Pony" in his defense of Melania Trump's #GOPConvention speech https://t.co/kZtmpPz9Ys https://t.co/EM1Zx7ncUe
— CNN (@CNN) July 19, 2016
Spicer noted the My Little Pony comparison to argue that Melania’s speech was based on values and inspiration, rather than phrases taken from past speeches.
Whatever the case, the My Little Pony comment set off the Twitter-sphere.
Take a look:
Kudos to him for saying "Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said" with a straight face because I would've been dying.
— Moderna Mami 💪🏽💉 (@BienSur_JeTaime) July 19, 2016
"Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said" is a phrase I would expect from a 6 year old girl, not the campaign manager for the GOP nominee
— Brandon (@Brandon93Smith) July 19, 2016
“I just quoted Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony. She said something similar too, so did Mrs. Obama plagiarize her too?” uh no actually,
— eric 🀄️ (@ebplais) July 19, 2016
Using Queen was bad enough but LEAVE MY LITTLE PONY OUT OF IT. pic.twitter.com/yZujXEpN8W
— Kendra Alvey 👻 (@Kendragarden) July 19, 2016
"My Little Pony" is trending. What a time to be alive.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 19, 2016
My Little Pony and the #RNCinCLE are trending and TWILIGHT SPARKLE is getting the headlines!?! COME ON! #VoteHorse pic.twitter.com/uWpxOJRcMW
— Intellectual Duck Web (@pixelkitties) July 19, 2016
"Morning, Daisy Jo! You here to pick up some cookies to go with your milk?"
Pinkie Pie, My Little Pony https://t.co/fQ46sGU1df
— Dan Gross (@DanJGross) July 19, 2016
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