Fake Melania? President Donald Trump responds to Alabama visit conspiracy theory

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2019

The President's comments refer to doctored images that surfaced on social media following his visit to Alabama, with multiple users claiming he traveled to the region with a body-double for the First Lady.

"They are only getting more deranged with time!"

There's been no reason to give any credence to the conspiracy theory, which Trump perpetuated by suggesting the media were behind it.

He says "the Fake News" has "photoshopped" pictures of Melania, but that's not where the pseudo-theory arose. "They are only getting more deranged with time!" the president tweeted.

"That one does not look like her, sorry", Behar said.

Commentators on "The View" noted that the woman with Trump last week looked shorter than the president in photos.

The first lady ditched her customary stilettos and wore sneakers on the trip.

Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump, called "The View" discussion of a faux first lady "shameful".

The basic premise of the hashtag conspiracy, which is filled mostly with people joking about it, is that sometimes Trump appears with a "body double" of Melania Trump rather than with her.

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