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July 20, 2016 | Number of The Day
Christie’s assessment of how much of Melania Trump’s speech was original

Accusations of plagiarism leveled at Melania Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention have flooded social and conventional media. But Gov. Chris Christie has decided that no plagiarism has taken place, because “93 percent is completely different.”

How the governor arrived at the percentage or his quirky definition of plagiarism is not known.

Trump’s speech came under immediate scrutiny because of striking similarities with Michelle Obama’s address to the Democratic convention in 2008.

Christie also attributes the flap to the speech being delivered on the first day of the convention, “the worst day.” He’s certain that the story won’t even be mentioned after the convention’s second day.