The latest conspiracy theory to hit the Internet features a presidential body double. On Friday, Trump spoke to reporters to address the media about hurricane relief for Puerto Rico and a nuclear deal with Iran. In the video, Trump mentions his wife in a way that has conspiracy theorists in a frenzy.
“My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here,” he said of the woman, who many now believe is a stand in.
Twitter users pulled old photos of Melania and posted them next to the image of the woman in the video, prompting many to conclude that the two women are not the same.
“This is not Melania. To think they would go this far & try to make us think its her on TV is mind blowing. Makes me wonder what else is a lie,” Joe Vargas wrote on Twitter, adding that he didn’t notice at first but Trump’s statement made him want to investigate further.
Joe’s tweet received over 4,000 retweets and likes in 12 hours and continues to spread, with users responding with theories of their own.
“That’s her stunt double who sleeps with him. [Melania] just collects her funds,” one user wrote. “Is It me or does Melania appear to be a man in drag here with a wig and large sunglasses on. Can only assume she left trump weeks ago and he hasn’t yet found a way of saying he’s done a great job on the divorce…I have the best divorce lawyers THE BEST,” another said.
However, this isn’t the first time a woman in politics has been accused of using body doubles. Last year, #Hillarysbodydouble began trending online after Hillary Clinton was accused of using a body double.
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