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OffbeatFake Melania Theories Are Back

03:32  12 march  2019
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# melania _trump #trump The ' Fake Melania ' Conspiracy Theory is Back After First Lady's Latest Appearance Share or comment on this article ✔ Thanks For

The Fake Melania theory is pretty simple: Every now and then, presumably when the real First Lady is too over Donald’s garbage to even go through the Fueling the theory is the general air of mystery Melania Trump cultivates. She speaks to the press only rarely, and once disappeared from public for

Fake Melania Theories Are Back © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Social media users are wondering again if first lady Melania Trump has a body double after President Trump visited Alabama with a wife who looked a little different.

The conspiracy theory that the first lady has a body double was reignited after the president visited Alabama to honor victims of the tornado.

Photos of the first couple have circulated across the internet, leaving many questioning if the woman in the photo was really her. The #FakeMelania hashtag began trending.

“Unless Melania has [shrunk] by about 6 inches and grown jowels overnight, this ain’t her,” was one tweet.

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But the Fake Melania theory also follows a sort of narrative that we’ve created about her. Since Donald Trump was elected, the general air of mystery surrounding the First Lady feeds into rumors that she doesn’t like being around her husband.

TrumpsTaxes posted: “ Fake Melania Trump revealed to be elusive criminal mastermind Carmen Sandiego,” referring to the fictional cartoon villain. “These Melania Trump body double conspiracy theories are ridiculous. Let’s focus on real stories like #PizzaGate and #SethRich,” he wrote.

“The recasting of Melania is the worst I’ve seen, goes another,” was another.

Others point to Melania Trump’s tight clasp on the president's hand.

Fake Melania Theories Are Back © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
“Real Melania would never dream of standing so close to big D,” was one tweet.

#FakeMelania Conspiracy Theory Is Back After First Lady's Latest Appearance with President Trump

#FakeMelania Conspiracy Theory Is Back After First Lady's Latest Appearance with President Trump #FakeMelania Conspiracy Theory Is Back After Trump Appearance

No fake , Our First Great Lady, does not ride on a witches broom in search of a witch hunt, She is genuine gem! There so double for Melania . Elenn Ngo - 20 ساعات قبل. I don't believe this .stupid people. الفيديو التالي.

Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking One notion about The Fake News Problem that you'll hear occasionally if you spend time around Silicon Valley types is that fake news is basically "spam that people want to read," in the words of tech prognosticator Benedict Evans.

Then there was the video of the first lady deplaning Friday night in West Palm Beach.

"This woman is walking and waving without Melania's signature stiffness,” someone on social media cried.

The speculation that Melania sometimes sends a double to make official appearances with her husband first surfaced in 2017.

Joe Vargas is said to have started the conspiracy theory.

"It sounds kooky but then when you actually see the videos of #FakeMelania in 2017 and the most recent one, you look at it and you are like, ‘Yeah, this doesn’t really look like her,'" he told Inside Edition.

He said he does believe there is a phony first lady, adding, "It is a conspiracy but a very believable conspiracy."

The White House has called the theory "ridiculous."

Police charge woman with running fake travel agency.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A 40-year-old woman from Mississauga, Ont., is facing a fraud charge after allegedly running a fake travel agency. Peel regional police allege the woman defrauded 22 customers of more than $108,000 between April and December of last year. They say the woman allegedly offered various vacation packages and accepted payments, but would then stop corresponding with would-be customers and not provide any further service. Police say they've identified alleged victims from Mississauga, Toronto and Brampton, Ont. The woman now faces one charge of defrauding the public.

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