Trump Legitimizes ‘Fake Melania’ Conspiracy: ‘Fake News Photoshopped’ Her!

US President Donald Trump is joined by First Lady Melania Trump to board Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House on March 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. - Trump is heading to Alabama to survey ... US President Donald Trump is joined by First Lady Melania Trump to board Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House on March 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. - Trump is heading to Alabama to survey tornado damage before spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 13, 2019 11:03 a.m.

President Trump used his Twitter platform to propel a peculiar conspiracy theory about the first lady using a body double during the couple’s visit to the Alabama town devastated by tornados earlier this month.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump suggested the “Fake News” tampered with photos of Melania Trump and “propelled conspiracy theories” that she has a body double.

“Fake Melania” was trending on Twitter during the President’s visit to Alabama over the weekend as users posted photos of the first lady, claiming that she looked shorter than her usual height (she had on tennis shoes instead of heels) or that her face, hidden by sunglasses, looked like a different person.

There’s been no reason to give any credence to the conspiracy theory, which Trump perpetuated by suggesting the media were behind it.

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