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to be the ruin of us all, there is a bizarre conspiracy theory making the rounds that first lady Melania Trump has been replaced by a body double.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.
First of all, whoever hired the Melania Trump photo double, did a horrible job and why did they hire a stand in? So weird pic.twitter.com/u1Qs0REsa4
— ?Lele ? (@Jerseys_BRAT) October 18, 2017
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:
Let me save you some time from looking it up. It’s not her. pic.twitter.com/IJjHEzWs8p
— BuyLegalMeds.com (@JoeVargas) October 18, 2017
— Francesca Buttercup (@pbosslady) October 17, 2017
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.
But that didn’t stop social media users from weighing in …here’s a small sampling of responses from Twitter:
There's no Melania Trump body double, but that is a Russian puppet she's standing next to. pic.twitter.com/XX1OViLML7
— The Incredible Sulk (@turnup_thetweet) October 18, 2017
I'm not saying Melania trump uses a body double but trump did one time say Melania couldn't be there but was standing next to him lol
— Michele Widmer (@WidmerMichele) October 19, 2017
The story about Melania Trump's body double has to be the highlight of the left's stupidity
— Cindy Frankenbach (@cynthiabach616) October 19, 2017
Melania's body double? pic.twitter.com/itBES20eLb
— Jarica Davis 💙🏳️🌈 #DemilitarizePolice (@jaricadavis) September 14, 2017
Fake Melania Trump revealed to be elusive criminal mastermind Carmen Sandiego: pic.twitter.com/NRdmUzdHla
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) October 18, 2017
Coming to the rescue of us all, BuzzFeed’s Jane Lytvynenko dispelled the #Fake News rumors:
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