President Trump dropped a hammer on the Fake News mainstream media Wednesday after networks reported a conspiracy theory in reference to First Lady Melania Trump, saying “They are only getting more deranged with time.”
“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. They are only getting more deranged with time!” tweeted the President.
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. They are only getting more deranged with time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
The President was referring to images that were posted on social media following his visit to Alabama, with multiple people claiming he traveled to the region with a body-double of the First Lady.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the First Lady, tore into “The View” as “shameful” and said the ABC program laughs in the face of tragedy after a segment exploring whether or not there is a body double substituted in for the first lady.
Co-host Joy Behar explained to the audience that “some people think the first lady is using an impostor” during public appearances, pointing out a conspiracy theory #FakeMelania. The ABC News gaggle show then displayed tweets in which people speculate that a stand-in actress sometimes replaces the president’s wife.
Behar announced that one particular image of the first lady didn’t look like the real thing.
I submit that even on Melania’s worst day she looks more like the “real thing” than the angry, bitter Shrek-like Behar could ever hope.
“I wasn’t going to go along with this but that one, in that picture, doesn’t look like her,” Behar said. “It’s a different shaped face.”
The other hosts commented on how the woman by Trump’s side in photos of the trip appeared shorter than usual and had a different facial structure than the first lady’s. One of them allowed that the first lady might have been wearing flat shoes.
In fact, the 5-foot-11 first lady had ditched her traditionally worn stilettos for sneakers to walk around the rough terrain and debris with the 6-foot-3 Trump.
The president spoke out this week during an interview where he defended the First Lady and trashed those who mock her.
“If our first lady, if I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, she’d be Jackie O times twenty. Instead, they go after her,” Trump told Breitbart News in an interview on Monday, referring to President John F. Kennedy’s wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who often was referred to as “Jackie O” after she remarried following Kennedy’s assassination.
Well, she will always be “Melania T” to me.
According to Akili Ramsess, executive director of the National Press Photographers Association, there are several key factors that can influence the way people look 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.
Behar, in her usual smug, dark bitterness made a joke that the conspiracy theory lends credence to the fact that Melania doesn’t want to spend time with her husband, which is itself another conspiracy theory.
Grisham said the episode “went beyond the petty mean-girl spirit that we’ve grown accustomed to,” from “The View.”
“People died, people lost family, people are hurting in Alabama,” she said Wednesday in an email. “I personally watched the president and first lady hug, listen to and comfort people who had lost everything – and the ‘ladies’ of The View instead chose to laugh and joke about a body-double conspiracy.”
These small, petulant people have made fun of all Republican First Ladies in the modern era; it’s what jealous bullies do. But they’ve been especially nasty to Melania Trump because of their irrational hatred for this president.
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