No body double: Trump blasts #FakeMelania theories

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Donald Trump has said a conspiracy theory alleging Melania Trump sometimes uses a body double during outings with him has been concocted by journalists doctoring images.

As Snopes wrote in 2017, one of the more widely circulated images looks different because it was filmed while it aired on TV.

Commentators on "The View" noted that the woman with Trump last week looked shorter than the president in photos.

First lady Melania Trump walks with her son, Barron Trump, as they depart with U.S. President Donald Trump from the South Lawn of the White House, on March 8.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump suggested the "Fake News" tampered with photos of Melania Trump and "propelled conspiracy theories" that she has a body double.

"@flotus & @potus traveled to Alabama to pay their respects & comfort victims of the tornado devastation".

One host surmised Melania might have been wearing flats. "Instead, they go after her", Trump told Breitbart News in Monday's interview.

Grisham also condemned "The View" segment on Twitter.

Several factors can influence the way people appear in photos, including the angle at which the photos are taken, the type of camera lens that is used and the positioning of the photographer, said Akili Ramsess, executive director of the National Press Photographers Association.

"She's lovely and we're doing this in jest", Navarro replied, also pointing out that people had criticized former First Lady Michelle Obama in a similar way.

This tweet from Trump means that in the past 24 alone, he has tweeted about the death penalty, Obama, Hilary Clinton, Russian spies, and late night television.

The first lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham called the show's joking on the subject "shameful".

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