A new, new American moment? Former Obama aides say Trump lifted phrase from Hillary Clinton

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President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018.
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In excerpts of President Trump's first State of the Union address released by the White House, he hails recently passed tax cuts, deregulation and other major achievements.

And then there is this line: "This is our New American Moment."

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Alas, some former Obama staffers said it sounded familiar. Indeed, Hillary Clinton used it in a 2010 speech when she was secretary of State:

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Not to be a killjoy, but as McKay Coppins of The Atlantic notes, it doesn't exactly appear to be a stand-out, barn-burner line.

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