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Second lady? Fake Melania conspiracy resurfaces as Donald Trump returns to the White House


Mr Trump with first lady Melania (Evan Vucci/AP)

Mr Trump with first lady Melania (Evan Vucci/AP)

Mr Trump with first lady Melania (Evan Vucci/AP)

It has been a running theme on social media throughout the latter years Donald Trump's Presidency and now the seemingly wacky theory that he uses lookalikes to fill in for his wife Melania Trump has resurfaced.

Outgoing President Trump returned to the White House on Thursday after spending Christmas at his Mar-a-lago resort in Florida, where he was pictured playing golf in recent days.

Yet images of Trump and his wife walking back into the White House reignited the #FakeMelania conspiracy theory that has been a theme on Twitter in recent years.

The changing appearance of the First Lady has sparked debate that doubles have been used instead of Melania, amid suggestions that she refused to attend some events with her husband.

Twitter was awash with suggestions that the 'fake' Melania has returned to the White House with Trump, with conspiracy theorists suggesting her teeth, cheekbones, smile and walking style are difference to the real First Lady.

While Melania has a distinctive and classy dress sense, her appearance in less glamorous attire has sparked some of the rumours, while ABC’s highly rated show 'The View' gave some credence to the story in an on-air debate last year.

Trump addressed the issue last year as he fired out a tweet denying the body double rumours, but the story continues to gather momentum.

White House insiders has constantly denied the #FakeMelania rumours with communications director Stephanie Grisham telling CNN: "Once again, we find ourselves consumed with a ridiculous non-story when we could be talking about the work the first lady is doing on behalf our nation."

Meanwhile, Trump as absent from his annual New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-lago, where party-goes appeared to stage the mass gathering without any evidence of mask wearing.

Eric Trump posted an image on his Instagram of the event were tickets cost $1000, while Donald Trump Jnr posted a video and images wishing his followers a Happy New Year (below).

The Trump family are continuing to insist the 2020 US Presidential election was stolen by Joe Biden and the Democratic party, even though the inauguration of the new President is now just three weeks away.

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