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what about that 7 percent?

Chris Christie says Melania Trump's speech can't be plagiarism because '93 percent' of it 'is completely different'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) might need to review the definition of plagiarism. In an interview with the Today show Tuesday morning, Christie said there was no way, as a former prosecutor, he could make the case that Melania Trump plagiarized portions of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic convention in her address to the Republican National Convention on Monday night. "Not when 93 percent of the speech is completely different than Michelle Obama's speech," Christie said.

That other 7 percent, Christie said, was just the two expressing "some common thoughts." "Almost word for word," Today host Matt Lauer chimed in.

Watch the exchange, below. Becca Stanek