Melania Trump says she wrote her own 'beautiful' speech

Twitter has poked fun at Melania Trump for plagiarising parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech.

Melania Trump, wife of Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, waves to the crowd after delivering a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Melania Trump has posted a brief statement defending her speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday.

The wife of Republican candidate Donald Trump, has come under fire for plagiarising parts of a speech delivered by current First Lady Michelle Obama at the Democratic convention in 2008.

Jason Miller, who is the senior communications advisor to Trump's campaign, has released a statement on Melania's behalf and claims her team of writers took notes from some of her inspirations.

And while her husband is proud of the aspiring first lady's speech, social media users won't let her live it down.

People have gone as far as appropriating some of the most famous rap lyrics and historical quotes to her name. All for laughs.