Why We Just Can’t Quit #FakeMelania

Vanity Fair - 03-15

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The first #FakeMelania seems to have landed on October 13, 2017. A video of Donald and Melania Trump in a news segment was uploaded to Facebook by Andi Wagner, an actress who tweets inspirational posts under the handle @prettyfunnymom. In the segment, Trump was talking to reporters when he mentioned Melania, “who happens to be right here,” he said, gesturing to the Melania-esque woman in sunglasses beside him. Melania doesn’t speak, but she does nod a lot. Two days later, Wagner put it on YouTube. Then she tweeted it a few times, and one of Wagner’s several subsequent tweets of the video went viral the following day: