Trump wades into Melania ‘body double’ conspiracy theory

Leroy Wright
March 14, 2019

Fox & Friends aired a clip of The View co-host Joy Behar arguing that a woman who recently accompanied President Donald Trump to visit a tornado-ravaged region of Alabama did not look like Melania Trump.

The first lady's spokeswoman slapped back at panelists on "The View", who jokingly agreed one photo appeared to show Melania to be much shorter than usual, and with a different jawline, and Trump himself responded to the conspiracy theories Wednesday morning on Twitter.

First lady Melania Trump walks with her son, Barron Trump, as they depart with U.S. President Donald Trump from the South Lawn of the White House, on March 8.

The first lady ditched her customary stilettos and wore sneakers on the trip.

The president said the internet rumor was another example of "fake news". "I watched the President and First Lady hug, listen to and comfort people who had lost everything".

"If our first lady, if I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, she'd be Jackie O times twenty".

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The ABC hosts debated whether an impostor had traveled with Trump to Alabama to check on tornado damage and survivors. "Sorry", Behar said of one photo.

Toward the end of the debate on "The View", contributor Ana Navarro-Cardenas, who opposes Trump, said: "Let's have fun with Melania".

"She's handsome and we're doing this in jest", Navarro replied, also pointing out that people had criticized former First Lady Michelle Obama in a similar way.

Co-host Ana Navarro said that "political reality is so absurd, you would nearly believe anything. We're here to have a good laugh".

"Yesterday's show went beyond the petty, mean-girl spirit that we've grown accustomed to", she added.

First lady Melania Trump fired back at the women of "The View" through her spokesperson on Wednesday after they pushed a freakish conspiracy theory about a body double. An ABC spokesman declined to comment.

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