Too funny! Real-life Elle Woods Reese Witherspoon has finally revealed if she thinks President Donald Trump ripped off her Legally Blonde speech during his Liberty University commencement address in May — and we haven't been this excited since Gucci became a publicly-traded company! So, does she think Donald was copying Elle's famous law school speech or was it simply a coincidence?
"President Trump, he made the commencement speech, and then it turned out it bore quite strong resemblance to Elle's graduation speech in Legally Blonde," TV host Graham Norton told Reese during a recent sit-down on his hit talk show to which she replied, "Yeah, it did. I'm sure he's just a big fan." Harrison Ford, Margot Robbie, and Ryan Gosling, who were also guests on the show, totally cracked up, with Harrison joking, "It's true, he is better when he sticks to the script."
It's hard to not see the similarities in the speeches about having pride in your beliefs, courage in conviction, and staying true to yourself. Jimmy Fallon was the first to notice and point out the parallels on his late night show earlier this year. Producers did switch up the order of the speeches a bit to make the similarities more striking, but it's still funny to see. At least Donald didn't adopt the "bend and snap," because that would just be disturbing!
The Trump family has definitely struggled with plagiarism in the past. Melania Trump was torn to shreds after giving a speech at the Republican National Convention in 2016 that was nearly identical to Michelle Obama's address at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. While Donald's speech needed a little finagling to mimic Elle Woods' words, Melania's certainly didn't. Played side-by-side, it was completely the same as Michelle's speech. However, the controversy came and went and no one was ever fired or disciplined over the drama.