The rumor about a First Lady double has been haunting the online networks for some time. However, it was not taken seriously – until America’s President Donald Trump entered the debate on Wednesday and rejected the speculation about a doppelganger of his wife Melania via Twitter. The “fake news” had edited photos of his wife and then “conspiracy theories spread,” wrote the president. “They’re getting crazier.” It remained unclear against which media his anger was directed.
The rumor that the First Lady is represented at official appearances by a doppelganger occasionally, first appeared in 2017. After a visit by the presidential couple in the state of Alabama last week, it received new impetus and made under the keyword #FakeMelania for amusement in the network.
On Monday, the ABC morning show “The View” took on the topic. The spokeswoman for the First Lady called the discussion “shameful” against the background of the devastating storm in Alabama. Several tornadoes in the southern state had killed 23 people in early March.