Thousands of Twitter users revived a theory of conspiracy theory on Saturday and once again flooded the social media site with memes and jokes about #FakeMelania. This time the comments came in after pictures of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump appeared in Alabama, where the two communities were in Tornado.
With more than 35,000 tweets, #FakeMelania has become a leader in Twitter trends by the afternoon. The site was flooded with wisdom about the groundless theory that says the former model uses a body doubling to skip public life alongside her husband. The claim has hovered in the underfloor of the Internet since at least 2017, and is fueled above all by internet users who seek to analyze their behaviors and other tiny details about their appearance.
The conspiracy last found 2018 a wide audience and focused on a few grainy footage of Melania Trump, who left Air Force One after the plane had landed in Brussels. In this case, the hashtag #WheresMelania began to establish itself on leading social platforms.
Usually, when Melania Trump is depicted wearing sunglasses, or when a particularly grainy photo of her appears, Vox reports the trend is new life. The origins of viral memes can be hard to track, but this crazy claim seems to have been born in the online world after Twitter user Joe Vargas shared a video of the First Lady near Trump when he was in October Making a spontaneous speech in 2017 In the clip, the President refers to his "Mrs. Melania, who is just here" – a strange statement that was enough to shoot groups of conspirators.
"This is not Melania" Vargas, who has about 80,000 online followers, tweeted at the time, "Thinking they would go that far and try to watch them on TV is overwhelming." (Sic) Me I wonder what else is a lie. "The post brought more than 100,000 likes and another 60,000 retweets.
After the viral tweet, Google searches like "Melania Trump double" and "Fake Melania" were put online Online merchants soon became noticeable and began selling T-shirts adorned with #FakeMelania and other similar content , The wild rumor became so popular that a first lady spokesman thought it necessary to spray cold water on the long water. Flattering joke.
"Once again we are dealing with a ridiculous non-story as we could talk about the work the First Lady is doing for children, including the opioid crisis that engulfs our nation." Stephanie Grisham, communication director of the East Wing, told CNN the October statement.