Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. And we know the Internet loves a good Melania Trump story, too. As luck would have it, today we get to combine the two!
People on the Internet are convinced that Donald Trump had a decoy wife during a speech yesterday. Once you see the pictures, you might start to wonder, too.
Facebook user Andrea Wagner Barton posted the original video with accompanying conspiracy theory flavor text.Her video features a slow zoom-in on the person standing next to Donald Trump as he gives a speech. According to Trump, that person is his wife Melania. Barton has some suspicions, though. It's also weird that Trump says, "my wife, Melania, who happens to be right here..." Why would he announce that? Unless...
Maybe it isn't Melania?
Maybe it's just me, but I can't believe they could find a person to pretend to be Trump's wife for even a second. A… https://t.co/hk6S5sfkkN— This Guy Again (@This Guy Again)1508358759.0
Maybe this whole thing will provide some insight into this other bizarre Trump statement.
Trump tells the people of Puerto Rico "Melania really wanted to be with us..." even though she's standing right nex… https://t.co/em6qyNlwPQ— Tee Tweets (@Tee Tweets)1508087133.0
Regardless of who was actually standing next to Trump during that speech, the Internet has had a field day with the conspiracy theory.
Here in the briefing room, POTUS says the Melania body double claims are "completely fabricated" and "total fake ne… https://t.co/SO7xFaULRi— Aaron Chewning (@Aaron Chewning)1508357502.0