Who, if anyone, is hiding behind Melania Trump’s signature sunglasses? Conspiracy theorists are claiming it’s not the first lady, but a body double.
Critics have zeroed in on footage from Friday of the first lady standing beside her husband, President Donald Trump, while he was addressing the media about hurricane relief for Puerto Rico and a nuclear deal with Iran. In the video, the president calls out his wife at the press conference, which conspiracy theorists claim is his effort to cover for the fact that his wife is in fact somewhere else.
“My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here,” he says.
"We've done a great job in Puerto Rico," President Trump says of hurricane relief efforts https://t.co/76jXCrGqVV
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Social media users are studying the image of Melania Trump from the video where she is wearing a coat and sunglasses and are questioning the shape of the first lady’s nose. Since users first posted the footage, Google searches such as “Melania Trump double” and “Fake Melania” have spiked online
Posted by Andrea Wagner Barton on Friday, October 13, 2017
Melania Trump’s public appearances have made headlines since her husband moved into the White House, including a video that showed her swatting away her husband’s hand in May during an overseas trip. Trump attempted to grab his wife’s hand as the two walked on a red carpet rolled out by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Ben Gurion International Airport. But the first lady rejected him.
Critics also turned the first lady into a meme after she turned her Inauguration Day smile into a frown shortly after her husband looked away.
White House sources claim Melania is not even in the White House most of the time. They claim she is spending most of her time at Trump Towers. When she is at the White House she don’t go near Donald unless she has to.