Jimmy Fallon discovered numerous striking similarities between Donald Trump's commencement address to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and the address Reese Witherspoon's character Elle Woods' recited to her graduating class at Harvard University in the 2001 rom-com “Legally Blonde.”
“I watched Trump's commencement speech, and it sounded kind of familiar,” Fallon said on Monday before showing a line-by-line comparison of the two speeches.
The excerpts highlighted in the mashup showcased common words, and phrase structures. For example, POTUS started his address stating, "You must go forth into the world." While Elle previously began her speech with, "We take our next steps into the world."
Fallon, visibly confused said, "What is going on? It's probably just a coincidence. I don't even know how we connected the two. Whoever wrote that, that's fantastic!"
The mashup continued to show Elle's famous line "it is with passion, courage, conviction, and most importantly, have faith in yourself. We did it!"
And Trump recited on Saturday, "it is with passion, courage and your convictions, and most importantly, be true to yourself. I did it!"
However, it would be unfair to claim that Trump's speech is plagiarized since the themes mentioned in both addresses are pretty common for graduates to hear on their big day.
But the mirrored speech does bring citizens back to the 2016 Republican National Convention when observers noticed Melania Trump's address was strangely similar to Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.
Fallon didn't stop there. The late night host then poked fun at the other aspects surrounding his speech such as how student's attendance at the ceremony was mandatory and booing wasn't allowed because "coincidentally those are the same rules when you have dinner with Trump."
And of course Trump had to mention the high volume of jobs created since he became President.
"I guess there was one awkward moment during the speech when Trump said there are more job openings than ever and the students said, 'Yeah, cause you keep firing everyone.'"