Trump accuses media of photoshopping Melania’s photos as ‘The View’ hypes first lady ‘body doubles’

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With the liberal ladies on ABC’s “The View” discussing the theory of a body double standing in for first lady Melania Trump last week, President Donald Trump took to his usual social media platform to accuse the “deranged” media of photoshopping images of his wife.

“The Fake News photoshopped pictures of Melania, then propelled conspiracy theories that it’s actually not her by my side in Alabama and other places. They are only getting more deranged with time!” Trump tweeted.

While it’s not clear what pictures the president is referring to, and he provided no clues, there seems to be little doubt that it’s Melania Trump accompanying him.

After all, she was seen leaving the White House on Friday with the president and their young son, Barron.

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Not that this stopped “The View” co-host Joy Behar from playing up the conspiracy of a body double.

“You mean there are two women who have to pretend they are listening to him?” she joked.

Adding to the foolishness, a montage of photos of Melania Trump are displayed that seem to obscure her face and Behar points to it and declared, “That one does not look like her. Sorry. I wasn’t going to go along with this, but that one in that picture does not look like her.”

The treatment Mrs. Trump sees pales in comparison to how her predecessor, former first lady Michelle Obama was treated — the entertainment industry, pop culture and the media fawned over Obama, treating her as a goddess who could do no wrong.

Stephanie Grisham, spokesman for Melania Trump, was not happy with “The View” for the show’s “shameful” behavior, as seen in a tweet Monday that linked to a tweet from the show that read:

“FAKE MELANIA CONSPIRACIES RETURN: The internet is buzzing again with theories that first lady Melania Trump is using an imposter to stand in for her — the co-hosts investigate.”

They  included a heavily distorted photo that blurred the face of the first lady.

“@flotus & @potus traveled to Alabama to pay their respects & comfort victims of the tornado devastation. In typical fashion, @theview chooses to laugh in the face of tragedy. Shameful,” Grisham tweeted.

There was talk on the show of how the woman pictured appeared to be shorter than a “statuesque” Melania Trump.

The View even offered ridiculous photos as potential evidence.

Never mind that a deadly string of tornadoes touched down in Alabama and Georgia last week, devastating some communities.

President Trump toured the area with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey — do you think one of them might have noticed that the president had an impostor posing as his wife?

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The Ledger-Inquirer reported that 23 people died in Beauregard, Ala,, to include four children, the youngest just 6-years-old. There 90 others injured.

One family lost ten members of their extended family — President Trump and the first lady met with this family.

Yet, The View focuses on a possible body double for the first lady? Shameful doesn’t even begin to cover the ABC show’s behavior.

Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce described it as an “excuse to mock the first lady” in an appearance Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.”


“This is an excuse to be able to mock her, to say she looks short, her face is a different shape. Classic mean girl environment,” she said.

“When you’re in college or high school, there is the pretty girl who is nice, and you go with the marker to mark up her locker and then you gossip about her, call her names,” Bruce added. “That is what these adult women were doing to the first lady. With it did, reminds us of their jealousy, envy, the fact they have nothing else to do other than being mean. That is the only answer.”


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