Laid-Off Local Reporter First to Figure Out Melania’s Speech Copied Michelle

By Kevin Eck 

Jarrett Hill, a former producer and reporter from WFTS in Tampa, Florida, is getting credit for being the first to figure out that Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention sounded oddly familiar.

The Los Angeles Times reports Hill had heard the phrase “… the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams …,” once before. After checking it out, he confirmed his suspicions that Melania was channeling Michelle Obama from the First Lady’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

He then let everyone know on Twitter:

Hill lost his job at WFTS in April 2015. He’s been freelancing ever since.

“I loved a lot of people I worked with there, but I’m a little salty,” said Hill. “I was really upset to have been laid off the way that I was.”

“My gut told me I’d come back to that station on a national story someday. No idea it would be like this.”