If you’ve been paying attention to the pettier side of American politics (our favourite part, TBH), you’ll know that the #FakeMelania conspiracy theory recently re-emerged with the Trumps’ appearance in Alabama last week. The First Couple was visiting the site of a deadly hurricane that devastated the area and killed at least 23 people, but the focus online was on one thing in particular — Melania’s chin?
People were pointing to what appears to be a discrepancy between the look of the sunglasses-clad woman who accompanied Donald Trump to the event and photos of the First Lady without sunglasses. Some people even speculated that the #FakeMelania who showed up in Alabama was actually the #RealMelania’s bodyguard.
GUYS THAT IS NOT MELANIA pic.twitter.com/2kfo7QMU2x
— Red™️ (@Redpainter1) March 8, 2019
I’ll go first:
•Chin Shape pic.twitter.com/vl3hDpMx3k
— MellyMed🦋 (@mel_med_larson) March 9, 2019
Did anyone from the press or public actually hear Melania speak during that trip to Alabama? I must say, Melania’s secret service agent looks a lot like her, particularly with sun glasses on. But even if she had the same heal height, she’d be a bit shorter. #FakeMelania pic.twitter.com/lewaUPwy0T
— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) March 9, 2019
— Liza Sabater 🇵🇷👸🏾🌹 (@blogdiva) March 9, 2019
Well, don’t think you’re commenting on the First Lady’s body double (or lack thereof) in a vacuum. Donald Trump sees your conspiracy theories and he’s NOT impressed. Fair enough — it’s weird for a bunch of people to be discussing whether your wife is actually your wife. But he took it one step further than denial and accused the FAKE NEWS MEDIA of photoshopping the images to encourage the Fake Melania story — which sounds like a conspiracy theory in its own right.
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
So Trump is adamant that his wife was really with him on that Alabama trip. We’re not ones to endorse conspiracy theories or wild internet gossip but… you know… the evidence is pretty compelling. Believe what you will.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 9, 2019