#FakeMelania is currently a top Twitter trend, bringing back a random conspiracy theory from over a year ago.
Those of you whose memories of recent political history hasn’t been completely broken by the never-ending slog of news might remember when this became a thing in late 2017 with a weird conspiracy that somehow there was a Melania Trump body double going around with the president to events.
It trended today after some people questioned the way FLOTUS looked in a picture while in Alabama.
President Trump viewing the 23 crosses representing the 23 tornado victims. pic.twitter.com/TgqkWOXLu9
— Sally Pitts (@SallyPitts_WSFA) March 8, 2019
To be clear, no, there’s actually no real evidence of there being a fake Melania Trump. But Twitter had some fun snarking on the reemergence of this weirdness:
Trump if he ever comments on #FakeMelania: “I have the best body doubles. My body doubles are very strong. I’m the BEST husband. So best that I have two Melanias.”
And no, I don't buy the conspiracy. But I'm definitely here for it.
— Ana Kasparian (@AnaKasparian) March 9, 2019
I just checked to see why #FakeMelania was trending…..you really can’t make this stuff up or can you.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) March 9, 2019
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 9, 2019
*sees #FakeMelania trending*
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) March 9, 2019
Next time someone takes a bad photo of me, I’m gonna day it’s my body double.#FakeMelania
— Lisa Guerrero 💃🏽 (@4lisaguerrero) March 9, 2019
SNL is going to do a fake Melania audition sketch now, aren't they?
— Schooley (@Rschooley) March 9, 2019
Melania Body Double is QAnon for Resistance types.
Also: who cares? https://t.co/qSu0BJ0NEK
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) March 8, 2019
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