US President Donald Trump accused ‘Fake News’ media outlets of digitally manipulating images of his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, inadvertently reviving the online conspiracy theory dubbed #FakeMelania in the process.
The bizarre theory, which has cropped up repeatedly throughout Trump’s term in office, suggests that a body double for Melania accompanies the US president at certain events, most recently a visit to survivors of a tornado in Alabama.
The conspiracy theory even featured in a segment on the popular chat show ‘The View’.
Trump tweeted Wednesday decrying a fourth estate which, he argues, is “getting more deranged with time!” He did not, however, offer any rebuttal.
The Fake News photoshopped pictures of Melania, then propelled conspiracy theories that it’s actually not her by my side in Alabama and other places. They are only getting more deranged with time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
Following the president’s tweet, Twitter users, and trolls with their tongues firmly in cheek, have posted side-by-side photographs of the pair, “analyzing” Melania’s body language and appearance to “prove” the theory that she is, in fact, a doppelgänger.
this confirms it to be true
— Patrick Jamaal (@PatrickJamaal) March 13, 2019
CONSPIRACY THEORIES??!! You mean like your Obama birther conspiracy theory? Or your Hilary pedophile ring theory? Or your anti vaccination theory? Or your no climate change theory? You’re as FAKE as it gets, right down to your hair, teeth and tan
— John Kowal (@knotickle3) March 13, 2019
And if Melania could be reached for comment from her secret hiding place she would confirm this.
— Dan Regan (@Social_Mime) March 13, 2019
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