President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to address the #FakeMelania conspiracy theory about his wife. He accused the “deranged” media of photoshopping images of First Lady Melania Trump to make it appear that it was not actually her by his side during a trip to Alabama last week.
“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!” the president tweeted.
Twitter users began buzzing about Melania’s appearance after her visit to Lee County on Friday, tagging posts with the hashtag #FakeMelania. The conspiracy theory alleges that the first lady uses a body double to accompany her husband on trips and cites supposed differences in her appearance.
ABC’s “The View” discussed the conspiracy on Monday. Co-host Joy Behar said that one of the photos of the visit “doesn’t look like” Melania Trump.
“I wasn’t going to go along with this, but that one in that picture does not look like her. It’s a different shaped face,” Behar said.
Melania’s office called Behar’s comments “shameful.”
“[FLOTUS] & [POTUS] traveled to Alabama to pay their respects & comfort victims of the tornado devastation. In typical fashion, [The View] chooses to laugh in the face of tragedy. Shameful,” Stephanie Grisham tweeted.
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