Every once in a while, a conspiracy theory comes along that’s so emotionally satisfying I have no choice but to present it as fact.
Consider the latest Twitter conspiracy theory making the rounds: that Melania Trump is using a body double and has been doing it for months.
Melania, the theory goes, scorns Washington as well as her husband and has generously offered her body double for use at public events.
The theory appears to have kicked off over the weekend, when respected Guardian columnist Marina Hyde tweeted this:
The theory took off when a Twitter account we can obviously trust, BuyLegalMeds.com, proposed the exact same theory on Wednesday. BuyLegalMeds.com, a self-identified “Cannapreneeur” poised to become the Nate Silver of conspiracy theories, proposed some evidence that, prima facie, is damning:
This is not Melania. To think they would go this far & try & make us think its her on TV is mind blowing. Makes me wonder what else is a lie pic.twitter.com/JhPVmXdGit
— BuyLegalMeds.com (@JoeVargas) October 18, 2017
Oh, Melania. We would so love to believe that you’ve left your husband to live in a golden palace, where you can wear your glasses in the bathroom while quietly subtweeting your husband. There are so many people out there who want you to divorce him and continue to use his credit card to order Seamless. I mean, this is the kind of fantasy revenge theory every #Resistance member should hold onto for as long as they possibly can.