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Melania Trump, pictured July 18, 2016, was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama's speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Reuters

Donald Trump's campaign manager denies allegations that Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama speech’s on the first night of the Republican National Convention.

"To think that she would do something like that knowing how scrutinized her speech was going to be last night is just really absurd," Paul Manafort told CNN Tuesday.

But watch the video above for a comparison of Melania Trump’s speech in Cleveland Monday night and Michelle Obama’s from the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver eight years ago, and you’ll hear phrases repeated nearly word-for-word.

People quickly recalled the similarities in the speeches and #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes became an instant top worldwide trending hashtag on Twitter, with people attributing famous quotes and song lyrics to Melania Trump.