Hmmmm. Melania Trump should probably just fire all of her speechwriters, hey.
As well as one (or more) of them straight-up lifting parts of her GOP convention speech yesterday from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech, one of her speechwriters managed to pull off a Rickroll at the highest scale… and we nearly all missed it.
I thought the thing about Melania Trump’s speech including a Rickroll was a joke. Watched the video. IT’S REAL. pic.twitter.com/BUeNk9M33r
— Tom Phillips (@flashboy) July 19, 2016
Didn’t catch that? Let us spell it out for you.
“He [Donald Trump] will never, ever give up, and most importantly, he will never, ever let you down.” – Melania Trump.
Of course, someone has already put the two together.
The internet is burning up in conspiracy theories right now. Was it truly a mistake? Did somebody – or perhaps even Melania herself – add that line because it was a right and true representation of Donald Trump’s focus and determination?
Or are we witnessing the most public trolling the world has ever seen?
The “rickroll” line in M. Trump’s speech seems almost like a playful signal that the plagiarism was some speechwriter’s deliberate sabotage.
— matt blaze (@mattblaze) July 19, 2016
I’m no conspiracy theorist, but between the plagiarism and the probable rickroll, I’m not convinced this wasn’t a deliberate sabotage.
— Jaclyn Friedman (@jaclynf) July 19, 2016
Too much focus on the plagiarism in Melania’s speech & not enough on the RickRoll. Someone in the campaign sabotaged that speech. Seriously
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) July 19, 2016
I think Melania Trump’s rickroll was really a cry for help. If you look closely, she could be blinking in morse code…
— Corinna Oak (@Corinna_Oak) July 19, 2016
Then again, even IF Melania and/or her traitor speechwriters were simply trying to troll us all, it would only be extremely on brand with Trump’s entire campaign thus far, which has been nothing if not one giant fucking troll that will likely doom us all.
Photo: Getty / Carolyn Cole.