It's back! The rumours that Donald Trump is using a body double of his wife have resurfaced and it may all be because of a tweet from the president himself.
No stranger to spreading conspiracy theories himself, Mr Trump tried to hit back at those who have claimed the double is employed because of material problems. Instead of dispelling the myths he only gave them more credence.
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. They are only getting more deranged with time!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
According to Vox, the president falsely claimed that images on twitter of his wife had been photoshopped. In fact, they were just older photos compared next to more up-to-date ones.
The president has firmly come out against this conspiracy theory, which is ironic given that he helped start the 'birther' conspiracy, among others, which claimed that president Obama wasn't a natural-born US citizen and so ineligible to be President of the United States.