We have certainly seen our fair share of strange conspiracy theories here in 2020, likely due to the unprecedented stressors that we’ve been facing.
You see, conspiracy theories thrive on stress and tragedy, as our sentient brains search for an answer for the things that we cannot change. This is why the JFK assassination, 9/11, and a number of school shootings have been the most hypothesized events in recent history…well, at least until the COVID-19 pandemic came around.
Now that we live in a time of constant stress, the conspiracy theories are popping up faster than we can knock them down, and they’ve reached all the way to the White House.
The first lady was photographed Thursday as she boarded Marine One with President Trump en route to the debate in Nashville – prompting social media users to comment about her smile and suggest she was a body double.
“Good luck finding any photos of Melania smiling like that,” The Ghost of George Conway said in a tweet.
“Swipe these two photos back & forth. Notice the two front teeth. Melania’s are more squared…THAT AIN’T HER in the other photo. #FakeMelania,” read a post by BlueinaRedState that featured side-by-side smiley close-ups.
Twitter users had a heyday.
— Ben Meiselas (@meiselasb) October 25, 2020
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) October 25, 2020
— Daniel Noriega (@danoriegaa) October 25, 2020
The idea that Melania Trump has been replaced in public appearances has been around for some time, but the supercharged conspiracy theory petri dish of 2020 has really allowed these strange hypotheses to blossom.
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