Melania Trump isn't the only First Lady to step out in public and not be... her.

Here we go again.

The ‘Fake Melania‘ conspiracy theory has been well and truly reignited.

The debate took over the internet once again this week when President Donald Trump appeared at a memorial for the 23 people killed in the Alabama tornadoes alongside his wife Melania Trump.

But there was a problem.

Melania didn’t quite look like the real Melania.

You see, for over two years now, conspiracy theorists have been convinced that Melania Trump is often replaced by a body double who stands silently by the President’s side.

And although it sounds slightly ridiculous, the signs really are all there…

In fact, the woman accompanying Trump over the weekend didn’t really look like Melania at all.

From her height, to her much squarer jaw, to the fact that she held her husband’s hand despite previously avoiding all physical contact… well, it all seemed a little off to be the real Melania.


Weirdly enough, this isn’t actually the first time a First Lady has been accused of using a body double.

Back in 2016, photos of former First Lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sparked a full-blown body double conspiracy theory.

The ‘evidence’ first came to light when Hillary departed a 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York City early as she was struggling with pneumonia.

Hours later, Hillary exited her daughter Chelsea’s apartment looking slightly different, with social media users pointing out subtle differences in the 71-year-old’s cheekbones and body composition as well as her general overall health.


To make matters even more suspicious, Hillary’s “body double” even appeared to have less security, with the then presidential candidate even stopping on the sidewalk to pose for selfies.

Yep, it sounds ridiculous.

But you never know.

The #FakeMelania theory first started back in October 2017, when President Trump and the First Lady were at a press conference discussing hurricane relief for Puerto Rico.

Twitter users became suspicious when Trump bizarrely said, “My wife Melania… who happens to be right here.”

Uh, we knew this. We could clearly see her.

Or could we?

Twitter user @JoeVargas shared the strange video on Twitter.

“This is not Melania,” he wrote. “To think they would go this far and try to make us think it’s her on TV is mind blowing. Makes me wonder what else is a lie.”


The rumour reappeared once again when the First Lady exited Air Force One with the President ahead of a NATO summit.

The photos, which showed Melania looking quite different, came just months after Melania disappeared from public view for several months while she dealt with a number of health issues.


Conspiracy theorist’s have also pointed out a possible suspect behind Melania’s ‘body double’ – one of the First Lady’s Secret Service agents who appears to resemble Melania.

Of course, the White House and the Secret Service have denied the body double rumours.

“Once again, we find ourselves consumed with a ridiculous non-story when we could be talking about the work the first lady is doing on behalf of children, including the opioid crisis that is gripping our nation,” the First Lady’s communications director Stephanie Grisham told CNN. ”

What do you think about the body double conspiracy theories? Let us know in the comments.

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