Donald Trump has been in the public eye since the '80s, after the success of his book The Art Of The Deal. When Melania married Donald in 2005, she was thrust into the spotlight as well. Whether she liked it or not, she became a household name.
This was the theory laid out by a Twitter user by the name of Joe Vargas. According to him, Melania's sunglasses and hair didn't look quite like the real Melania. Could Donald have brought out a decoy to take her place?
Vargas also mentioned that, in the video, Trump kept saying, "My wife Melania, she's right here." This would normally not be something that one would need to point out, because anyone can see for themselves that Melania is there. Then again, it wouldn't be that uncharacteristic for Trump to point out things that others might find obvious.
Joe Vargas then posted a side-by-side photo comparison between Melania and the supposed impostor. From these photos, you can see a bit of difference between the two faces. However, they're not so different from each other that it proves that they're two different people.
However, other people still thought the Melania could have been a fake. One Twitter user pointed towards Melania's height as proof. In these photos, she's about the same height as Donald, but in the "decoy" photo, she's shorter.
The theory had many people convinced that Melania was, in fact, using a decoy. There was just something about her appearance that seemed a bit off. Fortunately, investigating this matter further wasn't all that difficult.
As this Twitter user pointed out, it would be really easy to compare these photos of Donald and Melania to other photos of the couple at the same event, when she's not wearing sunglasses. After all, there's media around the Trumps at all time, so these photos should be easy to find. And that's exactly what The Washington Post did.
After doing the slightest amount of research, The Washington Post turned up more pictures of Melania at the event. Here you can see her not wearing the sunglasses she had on in the other photos. It's definitely her.
But what about the change in the difference in height between Donald and Melania? What's a thing that could make someone be taller at one time and shorter at another time? As this Twitter user pointed out, the simple explanation would be heels.
Vargas was aware that his Melania decoy theory was debunked by the media, but he wasn't buying it. This might be a good time to mention that Vargas name on Twitter is also an advertisement for a marijuana website. So do whatever you would like with that info.
No matter what proof was thrown at Vargas, he wasn't having it. And perhaps it's understandable that he wants to hold onto this theory. The idea of a decoy Melania is too fun of a thought to want to let go.
As this Twitter user pointed out, who could blame Melania if she wanted to avoid attending an event, or even wanted to leave the country altogether? If she wants to get a fake Melania to take her place and help her avoid the chaos of the White House, more power to her. So while this Melania might not be fake, the next one just might be.