Never in the history of our great nation has a sitting president been the target of such media biased ridicule and vitriol as President Trump. As if the medias ongoing attacks on the president aren’t enough, it would appear that they are now taking aim at the FLOTUS Melania Trump.
A story that appeared to suggest that Melania has a body double, hit the internet, went viral and as a result made it to broadcast television. The first lady addressed the supposed conspiracy and thought that was that.
However, mainstream media seems to not be able to let lying dogs lie.
The hosts over at “The View” even weighed in on it, causing the president to reply in kind.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
As reported by Fox News:
A spokeswoman for Melania Trump ripped “The View” as “shameful” and said the ABC News program laughs in the face of tragedy after a segment exploring whether or not there is a body double for the first lady.
Co-host Joy Behar explained that “some people think the first lady is using an impostor” during public appearances, pointing to a viral conspiracy theory that is labeled with the hashtag #FakeMelania. The ABC News gabfest then displayed tweets in which people speculate that a stand-in actress replaces the president’s wife on occasion.
— CTV News (@CTVNews) March 13, 2019
Behar said the conspiracy theory has caught on because there is “an element of truth” to the idea that the first lady doesn’t enjoy spending time with her husband. CNN’s Ana Navarro, who is a regular fill-in on “The View,” said the whole thing was “absurd” but she finds it comical and urged viewers to partake.
Wait….what? Navarro stated that that the whole thing was “absurd”, but then turns around and urged “The View”‘s viewing audience to partake in the conspiracy theory?
I don’t know about you, but that is one of the silliest things I have heard. I would hope and think that Navarro should have more integrity than to encourage the continuation of something she herself said was “absurd.”
But then again, it appears that media is more about “what if”, rather than what is anymore.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 10, 2019
Behar then declared she doesn’t really care whether or not Melania is the person being photographed, as Hostin urged the viewers to look into a particular Secret Service agent who looks like the first lady. The panel then pivoted into an examination of how tightly the president and first lady held hands in a recent photo.
.@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. https://t.co/KzG2c4Th4a
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) March 11, 2019
Then there was this over at the Daily Mail:
Conspiracy theorists are suggesting that Melania Trump has a body double who appears alongside the President in public wearing a fake nose and giant sunglasses.
The claims sent social media into overdrive on Wednesday with ‘Melania’ quickly becoming a trending topic on Twitter.
Critics zeroed in on footage of Trump from Friday as he addressed the media about hurricane relief for Puerto Rico that showed the First Lady, wearing her large black sunglasses, standing behind her husband nodding.
During the press conference, Trump pointed out the presence of his wife even though she was standing in clear view of the cameras.
‘My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here,’ he said.
Conspirators have based their theory of a Melania body double on the fact that Trump pointed out the First Lady was there to cover for the fact she was actually somewhere else.
They also claim that the Melania doesn’t appear to look like herself in the footage, specifically questioning the shape of her nose.
The theory was set off with a post on Facebook by Andrea Wagner Barton, which was shared more than 100,000 times.