Melania-gate? Fake Melania? Melania-a-lago?
As if the Trump Administration doesn't have countless real scandals dogging its heels, observant internet denizens have added another to the pile.
Brought about by a video in which Melania Trump doesn't quite look like herself, various people within the Twittersphere express doubts -- some jokingly, others seriously -- about the veracity of the woman standing beside her husband as he speaks.
And, well, some folks think that the Trump Administration might have trotted out a Melania impersonator instead of the real deal and just hoped that the American public wouldn't notice.
As you'll see in the video below, there's something that's definitely off. We are not saying that the theory that a stand-in filled in for her is true, but if you watch the video, you'll see why some people were left scratching their heads.
The hair looks dry where Melania's hair usually looks sleek, glossy, and healthy. The sunglasses are so dark and large that most of her face is completely obscured. And there's something, maybe just lighting and makeup, distinctly different around Melania's mouth.
Normally, the absurdity of the theory would be enough that people wouldn't even pay attention. After all, the White House would have everything to lose and basically nothing to gain by trotting out a Fake Melania.
But, as so many people have pointed out: this is the Trump White House. It doesn't have to make sense. This administration's history of total fabrications make even the most ridiculous conspiracy theories sound almost plausible.
Even if we don't quite believe that the video below shows a Fake Melania, we have to admit that the nagging doubt is probably going to keep us up at night.
Take a look at what Twitter thad to say on the subject:
1. Melania Trump ... or Not?
2. The tweet that started it all
3. The conspiracy theory caught on
4. This comparison isn't super nice.
5. This sort of harmless conspiracy theory can really hook you
6. Another less kind comparison
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