Is that a body double for Melania Trump? Internet conspiracy theorists claim that Melania had a body double when Donald Trump spoke to reporters about how Democrats should negotiate on healthcare on October 13.
Conspiracy theorists are suggesting that Melania Trump has a body double who appears alongside the President in public wearing a fake nose and giant sunglasses.
The claims sent social media into overdrive on Wednesday with ‘Melania’ quickly becoming a trending topic on Twitter.
Critics zeroed in on footage of Trump from Friday as he addressed the media about hurricane relief for Puerto Rico that showed the First Lady, wearing her large black sunglasses, standing behind her husband nodding.
During the press conference, Trump pointed out the presence of his wife even though she was standing in clear view of the cameras.
‘My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here,’ he said.
Conspirators have based their theory of a Melania body double on the fact that Trump pointed out the First Lady was there to cover for the fact she was actually somewhere else.
They also claim that the Melania doesn’t appear to look like herself in the footage, specifically questioning the shape of her nose.
The theory was set off with a post on Facebook by Andrea Wagner Barton, which was shared more than 100,000 times.
witter user @JoeVargas, also known as BuyLegalMeds, then latched on with a series of tweets Tuesday night.
‘Who’s awake right now? I need to show you guys something that blows my mind and is really creepy. Seriously,’ he tweeted.
‘This is not Melania. To think they would go this far & try & make us think its her on TV is mind blowing. Makes me wonder what else is a lie.
‘I initially didn’t notice, but thought it was strange when he said ‘my wife Melania, she’s right here’ to try & convince media it was her.’
As quickly as the theory spread, so too did the hilarious fake-Melania memes.
The search terms ‘Melania Trump double’ and ‘Fake Melania’ also spiked on Google since the theory started circulating.