PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — A Republican National Committee (RNC) official sent out a “plagiarism alert” during Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night.
Clinton borrowed a line that is commonly attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1831 book Democracy in America.
The famous line is “America is great because she is good.”
Clinton said, “America is great because America is good.”
Clinton did not cite the source of the line in her speech.
RNC chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer caught the uncredited line-borrowing.
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) July 29, 2016
Alexis de Tocqueville did not actually write that line in his book, but nevertheless it is a famous quotation.
Clinton also said “Don’t boo, vote,” which is a line that President Obama often uses, including in his speech at this convention.
The mainstream media brutalized Melania Trump when she inadvertently used some lines that were similar to Michelle Obama’s speech from a few years ago.