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Melania Trump does not have a body double, says FBI expert

By Madeleine Marr

mmarr@miamiherald.com

Melania and Donald Trump
Melania and Donald Trump

Sorry, conspiracy theorists.

That so was Melania the other day on the South Lawn of the White House in the trench coat looking like Inspector Gadget.

Twitter users on Wednesday came up with this weird notion that the first lady, due to a very bad hair day, had hired a body double to stand next to her husband, nod and clench her jaw. The first tweet seems to have originated from so called cannapreneur Joe Vargas with the handle BuyLegalMeds.com.

Trump did talk about her as if she were in another room, saying, “My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here...”

Not helping matters: FLOTUS also didn’t utter a peep.

But one expert says the notion is ridiculous.

Joe Navarro, a body expert with the FBI, weighed in:

“Her stature and facial gestures, like her slightly pursed lips and her nodding at her husband, are consistent with what we’ve seen before,” he told Vogue. “Non-verbally, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about her behavior.”

Also he blamed her sunglasses, which pinched her nose and changed her facial features slightly and hid her signature almond shaped eyes.

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