President Trump ripped a conspiracy theory suggesting his wife Melania sometimes uses a body double to make appearances — and blamed the media in the process.
“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,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “They are only getting more deranged with time!”
The tweet comes days after a wave of social media users shared photos of the First Lady and questioned whether it was actually a stand-in, with many using the hashtag #FakeMelania.
After panelists on Monday’s episode of the daytime talk show “The View” questioned and joked about whether multiple photos actually show a stand-in alongside President Trump, Melania’s rep, Stephanie Grisham, slammed the segment.
“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. “Yesterday’s show went beyond the petty, mean-girl spirit that we’ve grown accustomed to.”
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.
“That one does not look like her. Sorry,” Behar said of one photo. “I wasn’t going to go along with this but that one in that picture doesn’t look like her. … It’s a different shaped face.”
Grisham also condemned “The View” segment on Twitter.
“[email protected] & @potus traveled to Alabama to pay their respects & comfort victims of the tornado devastation,” she tweeted Monday. “In typical fashion, @theview chooses to laugh in the face of tragedy. Shameful.”