‘Fake Melania’ Trump conspiracy spread by online trolls who says president ‘uses a body-double to stand in for his wife’

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A BOGUS "Fake Melania" Trump conspiracy theory has been spread by online trolls, who bizarrely claim "she has a body-double."

The wild theories spread after a photo of a smiling Melania, 50, on Thursday went viral, prompting unproven claims that Donald Trump uses a stand-in for his wife.

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This picture of Melania on Marine One prompted a bizarre conspiracy theory

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This picture of Melania on Marine One prompted a bizarre conspiracy theory Credit: Splash News

Twitter users are claiming Trump used a stand-in for Flotus

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Twitter users are claiming Trump used a stand-in for FlotusCredit: The Mega Agency

Flotus was pictured boarding Marine One on the south lawn of the White House with her husband, which triggered the #FakeMelania hashtag on Twitter.

The couple were traveling to the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee after they both contracted coronavirus at the beginning of October.

But some conspiracy theorists claim the "real" Melania, who is wearing dark glasses in the photo, has different teeth to the person pictured.

The outlandish speculation claims Trump hired an actress because his wife refused to accompany him on the campaign trail, which brought him to Florida, North CarolinaOhio, Wisconsin, and Maryland on Saturday alone.

Zack Bornstein, a film director, promoted the theory on Twitter.

Melania, 50, arrives for the presidential debate

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Melania, 50, arrives for the presidential debateCredit: Getty - Pool

Trump dismissed the rumors as 'fake news'

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Trump dismissed the rumors as 'fake news' Credit: EPA

Bizarre claims emerged online that Melania was using a body double

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Bizarre claims emerged online that Melania was using a body double Credit: AP:Associated Press

Conspiracy theorists have suggested that Trump is using an actress to pose as his wife

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Conspiracy theorists have suggested that Trump is using an actress to pose as his wifeCredit: AP:Associated Press

"The only thing I’ll miss from this administration is them swapping in new Melanias and just pretending we won’t notice like a 4-year-old with a guppy," he wrote.

Bornstein was referring to a story that Melania reportedly hates having to decorate the White House for the festive season.

"I never believed the #FakeMelania conspiracies, but you can tell this 100 [percent] isn’t her, because she’s looking fondly at a Christmas tree in the distance," he quipped.

Meanwhile, other users then began to use pictures of Trump with other people who very clearly weren't his wife, like Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

The peculiar rumors of a "fake Melania" first emerged in 2017.

People have been analyzing her height, hair, and bone structure in photos ever since.

Trump dismissed the wild theories as "fake news."

In 2016, Hillary Clinton was also accused of using a body double when she fell ill during the presidential race.

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Melania has only started accompanying Trump again after falling ill with Covid-19 following his aide Hope Hick's diagnosis.

They were pictured together on the lawn in Washington DC before Trump battled it out with Joe Biden during the presidential debate.

Melania has been notably absent from Trump's rigorous campaign trail – but her spokesperson cited her abundance of caution after getting coronavirus.

Melania Trump exit Marine One to walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

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Melania Trump exit Marine One to walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base Credit: AP:Associated Press

The Trumps board Air Force One in Maryland on October 22

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The Trumps board Air Force One in Maryland on October 22Credit: AP:Associated Press

The rumors of Melania's body double first surfaced in 2017

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The rumors of Melania's body double first surfaced in 2017Credit: Splash News

The photo emerged hours before the presidential debate on Thursday

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The photo emerged hours before the presidential debate on Thursday Credit: AP:Associated Press

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Melania pictured with her 14-year-old son Barron Trump Credit: Getty Images - Getty

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