RNC: Hillary Clinton ‘Plagiarism Alert’ in Her Convention Speech

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including …
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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.


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.