Conspiracy theorists reckon Melania Trump uses a body double

Conspiracy theorists speculate Melania Trump uses a body double

The theory caught fire on social media after this appearance by the First Lady

Thursday, October 19, 2017

At first glance, it seems preposterous. And, to be honest, it probably is. But that hasn't stopped the conspiracy theorists saying it.

A number of social media users have been claiming Melania Trump, the wife of the US President, uses a body double. 

The speculation erupted in the wake of an appearance by the US President and the First Lady outside the White House. 

As Trump spoke about the relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, his wife stood silently beside him, wearing a pair of sunglasses. 

However, several users online pointed out apparent differences of the shape of her face: 

There is even a Twitter hastag for it, #fakeMelania.

What do you think? Is there a body double out there?