There have been claims of US political icons using ‘body-doubles’ in the past as well.
As the US Presidential campaign enters its last leg, the rest of the World is waiting to see who sits in the Oval office next. In probably one of the most convoluted elections of recent US history, it’s a closer match than people had thought a year before. But, in all of this, the Internet is abuzz with a different conspiracy angle of the elections.
Recently, Melania Trump was in the attention, or was she? Netizens noticed a little difference in the appearance of the FLOTUS. In a picture that has since gone viral, the internet is almost sure that US President Donald Trump used a body double for his wife while boarding Marine One.
This theory did not live for long. But, as we got down to understand where this is coming from. We found out that it not the first time Melania Trump is said to have a body double for public appearance. What more, she is not the only one accused of having a body double. Not just Melania Trump, even Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama have conspiracy theories of their own.
This is not the first time that Melania Trump is said to have used a body double for public appearance.
Is this you, Melania?
It was January 2017 when Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th President of the United States. In October 2017, a video surfaced on the Internet of Donald Trump in front of the camera with the first lady, Melania Trump. It was then that the conspiracy theory of Melania having a body-double stand-in for her was born. People immediately started talking about how the women in the video looked different from the FLOTUS. But, as always, the claim was never confirmed.
Watch: Fake Melania supposedly appears at official functions
Then, in 2019 it happened again. The culprit was the same, and so was the crime. During an event in Alabama, Donald Trump was accompanied by his wife, Melania Trump. But due to some pictures emerging from the event, people quickly pointed-out the dissimilarities. According to an article on the Insider, a doppelganger had replaced the First Lady of USA.
In 2019 during an event in Alabama, it was claimed that President Trump was accompanied by a doppelganger of Melania instead of the First Lady herself.
Conspiracy’s favorite child: Hillary
If you think that this body-double conspiracy theory is a scam of the Democrats, then you are wrong. Conspiracy Theories have been a dime a dozen in USA politics. From the engineered 9/11 to the fake landing on the moon, the Internet has been constant in churning out Conspiracy theories.
Leading to the 2016 Presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton visited the 9/11 memorial site and had a ‘stumble’ due to suffering from Pneumonia. At the point, the Democrat’s doctor came on record to say that she was recovering positively. Yet, the conspiracy theorists refused to believe that. According to some Trump supporters and conspiracy theorists *not synonymous*, the woman who stumbled was not Clinton. As per an article published by Independent in 2016,
Trump supporters have claimed that she didn’t recover from her fall and pictures of her later on that day outside her daughter’s apartment were, in fact, images of a body double.
But, there have been ‘body-double’ theories in the past as well about Political icons of the US. Conspiracy Theories are like a fool’s paradise, it may not exist but people never stop believing. Barack Obama was also said to have a body double. In 2017, conspiracy theorist laid out pointers as to why he thought Obama used a body double in a public appearance.
Barack Obama is also said to have used a body double.
Well, everything said and done. Conspiracy theories are a lot of fun to read and indulge in. Just like gossips. But more often than not, they are just baseless. But as we have seen for Melania, Hillary, and even Obama, none of the conspiracy theories were actually true.