Trump responds to claims Melania has a body double

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President Trump was not amused by the goofy #FakeMelania conspiracy theories floating around the Internet - so he tweeted about it to his 59 million followers, calling it "fake news" fabricated by his media enemies.

Fox News's "Fox & Friends" show slammed ABC's "The View" for a resurfacing conspiracy theory that Melania Trump has a body double.

Bruce agreed, saying the first lady "remains a role model and clearly understands what her husband is trying to do and supports it".

Bruce continued that The View hosts "can't appreciate or respect or enjoy something" and speculated they went on television to bash the first lady due to "issues" in their own lives.

"They are only getting more deranged with time!" said Trump. "The tornadoes were frightful, but she wanted to go, and I said, 'Good, let's go, '" Trump said, referring to Mrs. Trump.

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The ABC hosts debated whether an impostor had traveled with Trump to Alabama to check on tornado damage and survivors.

One host surmised Melania might have been wearing flats.

Popular US talk show The View also weighed in on the Fake Melania talk, and were later criticised by Stephanie Grisham, a spokesperson for Melania.

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".

"Yesterday's show went beyond the petty, mean-girl spirit that we've grown accustomed to", she added.

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