Earlier this week, First Lady Melania Trump was scheduled to join her husband on the campaign trail in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania, but backed out at the last moment because she reportedly had a “lingering cough.” So is the first lady — who was diagnosed with coronavirus a few weeks ago — healthy?
Now, however, there’s a even larger question being raised by a photo that’s been making the rounds on social media: Is Melania even really Melania?
According to The Sun:
“The conspiracy theory that Melania has a lookalike stand in for her at public events has been circulated on social media for years, resurfacing whenever proponents spot a slight change in her appearance.
“The latest round of speculation was fueled by a photo of Melania and her husband Donald Trump boarding Marine One on Thursday on their way to the final presidential debate.”
Here’s the photo causing all the chatter:
So, is that Melania? Kind of hard to tell with the sunglasses on.
According to Noel Casler, who was a showrunner on the Donald’s NBC show “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the White House does indeed use a body double for the first lady. Casler now works as a stand-up comedian, and he’s incredibly active on Twitter, sharing all sorts of dirt about the Trumps:
The photo and Casler’s tweets started a hashtag that trended for several hours, #FakeMelania. And those wound up drawing lots of discussion from people who had their own opinions on the matter:
There’s no way to confirm that there is indeed a duplicate Melania, but consider this: The Trump administration lies about everything. Why would this suddenly be the exception to that rule?