Melania Trump ‘body double’ claim debunked by expert after awkward appearance

With the US Elections looming it seems more and more people are convinced that Melania Trump has been replaced by a lookalike.

A bizarre conspiracy theory claiming that the First Lady has a body double for public events has been doing the rounds for the last few years.

Donald Trump has more than once taken to Twitter to deny the rumours – but it seems speculation is still rife.

But the wild rumours have resurfaced following her appearance at a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida this week.

The First Lady was supporting her husband and footage showed her kissing Donald Trump on the stage and smiling and waving to the crowds.

Melania donned her usual large sunglasses, but many people took to Twitter to say it was a lookalike.

Several people claimed that her nose and hair and even smile appeared to be different, with others questioning the shape of her face, and many thought it was odd that the First Lady seemed more affectionate that usual towards her husband.

And now Buzzfeed journalist, Jane Lytvynenko, has taken to Twitter to debunk the "fake Melania conspiracy".

She shared a video of Melania giving the opening speech at the rally, which she says "clearly shows it's her".

The journalist added that there are several photographs of Melania at the event where she is not wearing her sunglasses. One of which can be seen below.

However, many people have remained unconvinced by Jane's explanation.

@NellesQ2 responded: "Nope she is a fake"

@jlock17 added: "Just putting it out there. A lot of very smart people are saying it’s true."

It comes days after conspiracy theorists claimed the former model had been replaced following the publication of her boarding the presidential helicopter, Marine One, at the White House in Washington DC.

Twitter users exploded with speculation saying that Melania, who was once again wearing her signature sunglasses, appeared to have a smaller and wider nose and squarer teeth than normal.

While hundreds of others said details of her hairline, height and even the shape of her smile seemed wrong.

The conspiracy theory seems to have been accidentally sparked by a throwaway comment by Guardian columnist Marina Hyde back in October 2017.

It has led to the widespread belief that the Slovenian-born 50-year-old has either left the president or died during a cosmetic surgery procedure and been replaced.

The US President has previously spoken out saying that photographers are deliberately altering pictures of his wife as part of a press conspiracy.

He tweeted in 2009: “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!”

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