Trump Campaign Can’t Shake Plagiarism Charges

Rather than admit what most can see with their two eyes — that Melania Trump’s speech last night was partially plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech — Donald Trump and his campaign are doing what they do best: Double down, refuse to admit wrongdoing, and bulldoze anyone who might suggest they’re lying.

Plagiarism isn’t anything new for Donald Trump, of course. Trump marketed and sold Trump Institute courses for $2,000 that it turns out were largely plagiarizedfrom a $25 real estate manual set.

Donald Trump is completely inept — that’s the easiest way to put it. He’s asking voters to look at his life and business experience, and support him using the same style in the White House. Instead, when people look at his experience, they see dozens of red flags that prove he’s a scammer and vindictive businessman with a divisive temperament unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.

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Trump Institute Scammed People With Plagiarized Real Estate Secrets

The New York Times yesterday exposed yet another Donald Trump get-rich-quick con: the Trump Institute, where Trump passed off his secrets to success that turned out to be nothing more than a plagiarized real estate manual. Trump starred in infomercials and licensed his name to the Institute, claiming that he “put all of my concepts that have worked so well for me” into the curriculum.

But as the Times reports, “Reality fell far short.”

Trump did not, as the Institute promised, handpick instructors — and Trump wasn’t writing the textbooks, either. The Institute found an author for its official handbook — where else? — on Craigslist. And “At least 20 pages of the Trump Institute book were copied entirely or in large part from ‘Real Estate Mastery System.’”

With Trump Institute — as with Trump University, and throughout the rest of his business career — Donald Trump was running a scam designed to pad his wallet […]

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Massachusetts Press Hammers Sen. Scott Brown Over Plagiarism

Massachusetts television stations are running with a Boston Globe report on Scott Brown plagiarizing web content from former Sen. Elizabeth Dole. The Globe wrote: 

“A Democratic group has unearthed a bit of inspirational autobiography on Senator Scott Brown’s official website that was lifted verbatim from Elizabeth Dole’s site, language that originated in a campaign speech…”

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Boston Globe: Scott Brown web message mirrors Elizabeth Dole’s remarks on site

On October 12, 2011, the Boston Globe reported:

A Democratic group has unearthed a bit of inspirational autobiography on Senator Scott Brown’s official website that was lifted verbatim from Elizabeth Dole’s site, language that originated in a campaign speech.

In a message to students, the Massachusetts senator uses the exact words as remarks delivered by the former North Carolina senator at her campaign kickoff in 2002.

Brown’s staff acknowledged yesterday the words originally were Dole’s and said their presence in Brown’s message was the result of a technical error…

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