Who is real Melania please show up? Conspiracy theory depends on how much people believe in the evidence. People who think Melania hates her husband so much that she hired a body double to accompany his husband at events. ? Enter the #FakeMelania conspiracy theory.
During Trump’s presidency, many photos and posts claiming the first lady, but isn’t first lazy at all claimed to pass off Melania. Is it a true conspiracy theory or just some harmless fun? Let’s read how nickiswift had discussed this theory.
The fake Melania Trump conspiracy theory all started in 2017. As per Vox, when Joe Vargas, the owner of Buy Legal Meds, uploaded images of a clip that showed President Trump and a supposed fake Melania speaking to reporters at a Secret Service training facility. “This is not Melania.
To think they would go this far & try & make us think its her on TV is mind-blowing. Makes me wonder what else is a lie,” Vargas wrote in a now-deleted tweet (his Twitter account has since been suspended). “Let me save you some time from looking it up. It’s not her,” he wrote in another.
The tweets quickly went viral, and a conspiracy theory was born. Marina Hyde of The Guardian wrote a column two days later that says conspiracy theory is confirmed by Trump and she has left him weeks ago.
After this, the White House offered up an aggressive push back in 2017 soon after the conspiracy. “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,” East Wing communications director and Melania spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN.
CNN’s Jonathan Wackrow, a former Secret Service agent, claimed that the lead agent on Trump’s Secret Service detail is a woman who just happens to look like the First Lady. “Mrs. Trump’s lead agent is a woman … and she happens to look a little like her, but physically, she is much shorter,” he said.
He added that “The United States Secret Service doesn’t use body doubles.” He also added that she has worked with Obama as well and she looks like her, but certainly not her body double.
On May 14, 2018, the White House released a statement revealing that “First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition” at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. “The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere,” the statement continued.
She didn’t give any public appearance for 15 days. When Trump was asked about her he said that she is doing great. It didn’t reveal whether she was at the hospital or not.
Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham broke the silence telling Politico that the First Lady “had several meetings internally with staff” to focus on her Be Best initiative and to plan “the congressional picnic and Fourth of July.”
She called this theory “silly nonsense” to be ignored. “Sadly, we deal with conspiracy theories all the time, so this is nothing new,” she said. “She is doing great. I wouldn’t characterize it as a long absence. She was hospitalized for almost a week and is now home and recovering.”
However, a few months later, in August 2018, some on the Internet believed, based on a photo, that Melania Trump didn’t have kidney surgery at all but rather had a secret breast enlargement.
In March 2019, President Trump and the First Lady visited the tornado-ravaged Lee County in Alabama to survey the damage and to pay their respects to the 23 victims who lost their lives. Once again, the fake Melania conspiracy theory caught steam with the hashtag #FakeMelania appearing for the first time.
This iteration of the conspiracy theory is unique in that it was the first time President Trump issued a response. “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,” he tweeted. “They are only getting more deranged with time!”
Co-host Sunny Hostin seemingly agreed, stating that Melania is a “very tall statuesque woman” while the woman in the photo was short. Co-host Ana Navarro chimed in saying that the “political reality right now is so absurd, you would almost believe anything. I think this is crazy and it’s absurd, but it’s also funny,” before openly wondering if Trump was “a Russian asset.”
Abby Huntsman claimed she didn’t care either way, and most of the roundtable agreed they were all doing it “in jest.” Melania’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham responded to the segment in an email to USA Today, calling the hosts “sad” for discussing the conspiracy theory.
In Oct. 2020, Melania Trump was photographed smiling while boarding Marine One with President Trump to fly to the debate in Nashville. How can she smile next to Trump? Once again, the #FakeMelania hashtag was trending.
According to a report by CNN, after her husband lost the election, Melania Trump “just wants to go home” and is ready to leave the White House immediately. We expect the #FakeMelania hashtag to pop up in New York City and Palm Beach any day now.
In 2020, and the fake Melania conspiracy theory came up. When comedian Cal Wilson asked Scaramucci if there was “any truth” to the rumors, the former member of the Trump administration suggested that Melania actually uses a body double.
As per TMZ, Melania Trump impersonators are losing business partly due to the fake Melania conspiracy theory. The publication states that Michele Marzano, who usually charged $1,000 to appear as Melania, “hasn’t fielded a single request to be Melania during the 2020 election.”