It appears US President Donald Trump plagiarised part of a speech from the movie Legally Blonde while giving a talk to university students in the US on Saturday. A video was made by Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show host, comparing Trump’s Saturday speech and the speech given by Elle Woods in the comedy film.
Playing the role of Elle Woods, Reese Witherspoon said in her speech:
“We take our next steps into the world, it is with passion, courage of conviction, and most importantly, have faith in yourself. We did it.”
Donald Trump, while speaking at Liberty University in Virginia on Saturday was seen in the clip shared by Fallon as he said:
“You must go forth into to the world. Passion, courage in your conviction, most importantly, be true to yourself. I did it.”
The clip ends with a Fallon looking shocked as he asked: “What is going on?”
This will not be the first time Trump is being accused of ripping off words from a film. In January, during his inaugural address, Trump was accused of stealing lines from Batman super-villain Bane.
Trump is yet to react to this latest accusation.
See the mash-up video below.