WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not amused by the #FakeMelania conspiracy theories circulating on social media.
He spun off a new theory on Wednesday to debunk the idea that there’s a body double of his wife who steps in for her at times. The “fake news” did it, he claimed without evidence.
Trump alleged on Wednesday in a tweet that photos of his wife had been altered to make them appear as though a look-alike accompanied him to Alabama last week to survey tornado damage.
His favourite morning TV programme, Fox & Friends, reported on the body-double theory on Wednesday as the show’s hosts weighed in on a discussion that aired on Monday on ABC’s The View.
Hosts of the ABC programme debated whether an impostor had travelled with Trump.
“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,” the president tweeted.
“They are only getting more deranged with time!”
Hosts of The View had commented on how the woman at Trump’s side in photos of the trip appeared shorter than usual and had a different facial structure than the first lady’s.