Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday accused President Obama from lifting a line from his speech at the Republican convention.However, variations of the line in question have been used before by Obama before.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 28, 2016
Both men did use the line “This is not the America I know” in their respective convention speeches.
But as NBC News pointed out, Obama has used versions of this line in several past speeches. In a 2010 speech, he used the line, “That is not the America we believe in.” And in addresses delivered in 2012 and 2016, he used the line, “That’s the America I know.”
Former President George W. Bush also once used the line, “That’s not the America I know,” as NBC News noted.
Donald Trump Jr.’s accusation comes after it was revealed that the speech delivered by Melania Trump at the Republican convention cribbed from First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic convention speech.