Not again! Melania Trump is accused of plagiarism after a booklet published as part of her “Be Best” initiative closely resembles a document released during the Barack Obama administration.
The official White House website stated that Trump’s brochure, “Talking with Kids about Being Online was “a booklet by First Lady Melania Trump and the Federal Trade Commission.”
The brochure appears to copy a brochure published by the FTC in 2014 titled, “Talking with Kids about Being Online,” though some language has been updated. The graphics and design were also similar.
Fun fact: The White House trumpets “Talking with Kids about Being Online" as "a booklet by First Lady Melania Trump and the Federal Trade Commission." Except for an intro, it's exactly the same thing Obama's FTC put out. pic.twitter.com/AEf6F0gBbt
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) May 7, 2018
As @rudepundit points out Melania's guide to teaching kids about the internet is very similar to one put out by the Obama admin. But there are some changes… https://t.co/5AxqYmuyWL pic.twitter.com/wRyzZvuEwL
— Sarah Mimms (@SarahMMimms) May 7, 2018
The language on FLOTUS's Be Best's website has change
Earlier today: "Click here to read 'Talking with Kids about Being Online,' a booklet *by* First Lady Melania Trump and the FTC."
Now: "a FTC booklet, *promoted by* first lady Melania Trump"
— Blake Montgomery 💀 (@blakersdozen) May 8, 2018
Explaining the change, the White House told the Guardian that “there seemed to be confusion so we wanted to be clear.”