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Trump Tweets About the #FakeMelania Hashtag Conspiracy Theory

Trump Tweets About the #FakeMelania Hashtag Conspiracy Theory

Since 2017, there has been speculation First Lady Melania Trump occasionally sends a body double out with her husband for official engagements. Most of the conspiracy theory lives on social media where people compare screenshots of live images from public events to other photos.

Trump tweeted Wednesday decrying a fourth estate which, he argues, is "getting more deranged with time!".

The president said the internet rumor was another example of "fake news".

In the tweet, the president references his trip to Alabama over the weekend-when the conspiracy theory was reignited. "The tornadoes were terrible, but she wanted to go, and I said, 'Good, let's go, '" Trump said, referring to Mrs. Trump.

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Co-host Sunny Hostin noted that Melania Trump "is a very tall, statuesque woman" yet looked "kind of short" in Alabama.

The conspiracy theory even featured in a segment on the popular chat show "The View".

The basic premise of the hashtag conspiracy, which is filled mostly with people joking about it, is that sometimes Trump appears with a "body double" of Melania Trump rather than with her. "It's a different shaped face".

Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump, called "The View" discussion of a faux first lady "shameful".


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