Melania Trump's RNC Speech Spurs Social Media Backlash

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#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes quickly topped Twitter's trending hashtags Monday night.

A portion of the speech given by Melania Trump during the first night of the Republication National Convention in Cleveland on Monday night is similar in sections to one previously given by first lady Michelle Obama. 

Political journalists, comedians and celebrities were quick to take to Twitter to slam Melania Trump for plagiarizing from Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic convention address.

Conservative political analyst Brit Hume called the evidence "damaging," while Jon Favreau, President Barack Obama's former chief speechwriter, pointed out: "Sarah Hurwitz, Michelle's head speechwriter, used to be Hillary's. So the Trump campaign plagiarized from a Hillary speechwriter."

The hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes — started by actor Jesse Williams with the below tweet — rose to the top of Twitter's trending list on Monday night, spurring quotes and memes targeted at Melania Trump.

Donald Trump's campaign released a statement in the early morning hours on Tuesday that did not mention the bubbling scandal.

See some of the reactions below.

Twitter being Twitter, tens of thousands of people have been retweeting Trump congratulating Michelle Obama on her convention speech from 2012.