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Those conspiracy theorists sure do love to spin a tall tale. Recent footage of Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had keen proponents of the #FakeMelania conspiracy back at work, with the hashtag even reaching trending status. According to the theory, there’s a Melania body double, who makes various appearances with POTUS.

The latest footage had Twitter users posing all sorts of reasons for the theory, such as her stance, walking in front of (rather than behind) the President, and the bend of her arm. The inciting footage doesn’t look too damning to us – we’ve heard of something called angles, after all:

Plus, later the same day she can be seen looking pretty authentically like the Melania we know and… well, the Melania we know:

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Theorists claim Melania’s security guard, who is also a model-like brunette, has been standing in for FLOTUS, albeit with sunglasses kept firmly in place:

This isn’t the first time the somewhat dubious conspiracy theory has reared its head. Back in October 2017, people began exploring the possibility that there was a decoy FLOTUS on the loose. That rumour was pretty thoroughly debunked, though, so we won’t pay it much mind.

It did however come back with a vengeance in July 2018, when, also stepping off a plane, she looked somewhat windswept. Did anyone suppose maybe that’s just what she looks like with the bangs swept away from her face?

The latest round of discussion has seriously gotten people’s imaginations going:

In an age of rampant fake news, it pays to be especially mindful of your sources, and with a rumour so compellingly outside of the realm of normality, it’s easy to fall down an endless rabbit hole of clicks and wild confabulations.

Besides, if there is a fake Melania, as one savvy user pointed out, she may have been hiding in plain sight at Trump’s inauguration: