Despite fizzling out after over 100,000 retweets, does the conspiracy theory that U.S. First Lady Melania Trump has a body double really hold water?
By: Ringo Bones
Although the conspiracy theory that deranged gunman John Hinckley, Jr. managed to successfully assassinate then U.S. President Ronald Reagan back in March 30, 1981 and was replaced by a body double had lasted far longer than this, but when it first came out, the rumor that U.S. First Lady Melania Trump has a body double managed to gain an aura of truthiness that many had actually believed it. But true or not, what are the advantages of having a body double of the current U.S. First Lady that is virtually indistinguishable from the real one?
Given that the “real” Melania Trump is not a native American English speaker, a body double with a better command of the language while being able to fake a convincing Monrovian accent offers a huge advantage during important political functions. Given that women that looked like the current U.S. First Lady are not that difficult to find, I’m probably not the only one that Melania Trump really has an actual body double – only the on duty U.S. Secret Service detail know for sure. The “alternate” First Lady probably betrays herself when her interaction with President Trump is less than awkward.