Recently, a photo of U.S. President Trump and his wife Melania waving to supporters before boarding a plane suddenly attracted strong attention from American netizens.
Because they found that the “Melania” in that photo did not look like the president’s wife in their impression, but more like a “stand-in”.
As shown in the figure below, on the American social network platform “Twitter”, a post that was posted today and has received 20,000 likes and more than 4,000 reposts indicates that last Thursday (October 22), it is ready to The woman Trump took on the Marine Corps No. 1 helicopter from the White House was not Trump’s wife Melania, but was replaced by someone else.
“The Trump administration thought that we were 4-year-olds and could not see that Melania had been replaced by someone else,” the online post wrote.
In addition to this hot online post, other U.S. netizens also posted one after another, questioning whether the woman who looked like Melania on the plane was she herself.
Someone further elaborated that the reason why they have such suspicions is because the woman on the plane wearing sunglasses looks much “younger” than Melania’s daily photos, because the latter smiles on her face. There will be wrinkles, but the former is not seen.
However, some people think that the woman is Melania herself, and it is only because of the lighting problems in the photo that it appears to be somewhat different from her usual photos.
Currently, the White House has not yet responded to this matter. But what is strange is that even many mainstream American media who disliked Trump did not follow suit to report the matter. what about this?
It turns out that this claim that Melania next to Trump is a “stand-in” has appeared as early as 2017. Judging from previous reports by some American and Western media, this is because when Trump attended an event with Melania, he said something strange: “My wife Melania… This one is standing next to me”.
As a result, some American netizens began to suspect that the woman next to Trump at the time might not be Melania, but a stand-in, which led Trump to say this.
After that, this kind of online conspiracy theory recurred in 2019 with another event attended by the Trumps and his wife. At that time, some netizens thought that the woman who accompanied Trump to mourn the victims of the disaster did not look like a real Melania in terms of appearance, height, or even holding Trump’s hand.
Ironically, this kind of online conspiracy theory has annoyed Trump, who usually likes to use conspiracy theories to attack his political opponents. He posted angrily on his social account that these were all conspiracy theories fabricated by “fake news media” by tampering with Melania’s photos.
But judging from the renewed popularity of this topic today, Trump’s dissatisfaction has not had any effect.