People have been doing double takes about ‘two Melanias.’ Now, there’s a weird conspiracy theory on it

In the latest example of how social media is going to be the ruin of us all, there is a bizarre conspiracy theory making the rounds that first lady Melania Trump has been replaced by a body double.


Proving she may have too much time on her hands, comedian Andrea Wagner Barton took to Facebook last week to comment on President Donald Trump and the first lady visiting the U.S. Secret Service training facility in Beltsville, Md.

“Will the real Melania please stand up?” Barton wrote. “Is it me or during his speech today a decoy ‘stood in’ for Melania??”

While we suspect it was a tongue-in-cheek remark, it didn’t take long for a full-fledged conspiracy to break out on social media.

And while properly spelling Mrs. Trump’s name is a real challenge for the tin foil hat brigade, proving she has a stand in double comes much easier:

There may be a Melania Trump doppelganger out there somewhere — we all have one — but don’t expect this person to be posing next to President Trump anytime soon.

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But that didn’t stop social media users from weighing in …here’s a small sampling of responses from Twitter:

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