Trump blasts ‘fake news’ over Melania body double theory

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted about a recently revived conspiracy theory about his wife First Lady Melania Trump that made the rounds on Twitter last week: #FakeMelania.

The president reflected in the interview on his trip with the first lady to Alabama to visit victims and pay respects to the 23 who died in the tornado.

Trump blames the so-called "fake news" for altering the photos and says "they are only getting more deranged with time!" "The tornadoes were frightful, but she wanted to go, and I said, 'Good, let's go, '" Trump said, referring to Mrs. Trump.

Or a few body doubles. She again partially obscured her face by wearing large, dark sunglasses.

The "View" panelists weighed in on several photos of the First Lady during the segment, discussing whether the woman in the photos was really her. "You mean there are two women who have to pretend they're listening to (President Trump)?".

"I've always found it sad that a group of women spend so much time attacking another woman, whose only goal is to help children", Stephanie Grisham told USA Today in an email.

The unfounded rumour had echoes of another conspiracy involving Ms Trump last summer, after she failed to make a public appearance in more than three weeks.

Trump expressed similar disdain for fake news hits on the first lady in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News this week.

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