Melania Trump may have accompanied her husband President Donald Trump during his unannounced trip to visit the troops in Iraq and Germany on Wednesday, but after the couple’s arrival back in Washington D.C. early Thursday morning people are questioning if it’s really the first lady by Donald’s side, or instead a body double wearing sunglasses and a mini skirt.
As the couple deplaned from Marine One before the sun had even come up, Twitter began to debate the oddities of Melania’s outfit choice. First and foremost pointing out the unconventional decision to wear big sunglasses while it was essentially pitch black outside. But secondly suggesting that FLOTUS may not even be wearing pants.
Melania forgot her pants, but remembered her sunglasses?
— where’s clwaldo? (@clwaldo) December 27, 2018
1) Could that skirt be any shorter?
2) Sunglasses at night, Melania? Really?
3) You are the First Lady of the United States. Try acting like it and not like an aging rock star groupie. Please.
— Carol Danvers, Noble Warrior Hero ︽✵︽ (@LAinSouthernNJ) December 27, 2018
— Sue Celine (@julieoccin) December 27, 2018
Can we find out why Melania got off Marine One with no shoes, no pants and huge weird sunglasses?
— Matt Nowak (@Matt_Nowak5) December 27, 2018
Upon closer inspection, people began to realize that Melania was actually wearing tan leather leggings and flats underneath a $2,480 Prada peacoat. But the clarification didn’t stop people from implying that the confusing outfit may be an indication that it wasn’t actually the first lady making an appearance.
Melania just looks odd. Are we certain that’s her? Bad judgment fits. With sunglasses and without pants…
— Mary Lou George (@marylougeorge2) December 27, 2018
That’s not Melania. That’s a double. Hair is different, sunglasses all of it
— Jenifer (@jenifer__5) December 27, 2018
It’s Melanie with the sunglasses, Melania is on a beach in the south of France till the 2nd.
— Sabathiel 🌟💕✌🏻 (@sabathiel2) December 27, 2018
Why does that NOT look like Melania? Why the sunglasses? Weird.
— ThatOneLady 🍷🥎📚 (@softballlilies) December 27, 2018
The speculation is reminiscent of when people first claimed that Melania may have a body double when she stepped out in sunnies back in October 2017. Even after that was verified as fake news, however, some can’t seem to let go of the theory.
Many also came to Melania’s defense to say that she might just be wearing sunglasses to protect her eyes from the flashing cameras, which could be true considering it isn’t the first time she’s worn them at night.
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