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    Two years ago, many people began theorising that First Lady of the United States Melania Trump was using a body double for some of her public duties, and the Twitter speculation has returned to the spotlight over the weekend.

    Netizens suspect that Melania Trump has once again used a body double for an official appearance with her husband, US President Donald Trump, even though the White House and POTUS himself previously called the idea absurd.

    Conspiracy theory enthusiasts have bombarded social media platforms with memes and tweets reviving the #FakeMelania theory as President Trump and his better half visited tornado-ravaged Alabama.

    Netizens showed off their photoshop skills, having doctored the original image of the couple, by replacing “body double’s” face with the face of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler…

    …and Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne:

    A fellow Twitterati made a smooth reference to HBO’s wildly popular series Game of Thrones:

    Some pointed out that the woman on the photo was shorter than the original Melania:

    Others sarcastically presented somewhat solid proof that the lady featured next to President Trump was fake – the couple was holding hands, but the real Melania has repeatedly been spotted snubbing Trump’s attempts to have a PDA moment:

    Once the image surfaced online, Twitterians seemed to be unstoppable as they recalled some TV shows that “pulled a #FakeMelania”:

    The White House previously denied that a Melania body double exists:

    “Once again, we find ourselves consumed with a ridiculous non-story when we could be talking about the work the first lady is doing on behalf of children, including the opioid crisis that is gripping our nation”, FLOTUS’ Communications Director Stephanie Grisham told CNN in 2017.


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