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Donald Trump says the plagiarism charges surrounding his wife’s speech at the Republican National Convention is not necessarily all bad.

Trump says in a tweet, ‘‘Good news is Melania’s speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!’’

Mrs. Trump’s speech Monday evening included two passages that matched word-for-word with First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech to the Democratic convention.

Trump advisers have defiantly denied the charge, despite clear evidence to the contrary.

Trump blames the press for harping on the issue, saying the media ‘‘is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania’s speech than the FBI spent on Hillary’s emails.’’

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