A BOGUS "Fake Melania" Trump conspiracy theory has been spread by online trolls, who bizarrely claim "she has a body-double."
⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updatesThis picture of Melania on Marine One prompted a bizarre conspiracy theory Credit: Splash News Twitter users are claiming Trump used a stand-in for FlotusCredit: The Mega Agency
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 Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Maryland on Saturday alone.
Zack Bornstein, a film director, promoted the theory on Twitter.Melania, 50, arrives for the presidential debateCredit: Getty - Pool Trump dismissed the rumors as 'fake news' Credit: EPA 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 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.
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.
Melania has only started accompanying Trump again after falling ill with Covid-19 following his aide Hope Hick's diagnosis.
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 Credit: AP:Associated Press The Trumps board Air Force One in Maryland on October 22Credit: AP:Associated Press The rumors of Melania's body double first surfaced in 2017Credit: Splash News The photo emerged hours before the presidential debate on Thursday Credit: AP:Associated Press Melania pictured with her 14-year-old son Barron Trump Credit: Getty Images - Getty
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