An effort by President Trump and Melania to comfort the victims of a series of devastating tornadoes dissolved into ridicule after liberals decided to ignore the sufferings of Alabamians and use the moment to mock the first lady.
Trump and Melania visited the memorial for 23 victims of the deadly twisters last week, holding hands as they paid their respects, according to NBC News.
“We saw things you wouldn’t believe,” the president said after they surveyed the damage. "What they went through is incredible. One woman lost 10 people in her family.”
The liberals online shifted the focus away from those who need assistance and prayer and reignited an old conspiracy theory about Melania using a body double, the Washington Examiner reported. Liberal conspiracy theorists claimed that the woman visiting the site of devastation was not the first lady but rather a stand-in — possibly a lookalike Secret Service agent.
On Monday, the largely liberal discussion panel on “The View” glommed onto the conspiracy theory.
Co-host Joy Behar mocked the first lady and said she believes the theory might be true. Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed, and contributor Ana Navarro encouraged everyone to look into it.
“When there’s a rumor like this and memes all over the place, I think it catches on because there’s an element of truth to the idea that she doesn’t want to spend time with him [the president],” Behar claimed, generating laughter from the audience and a couple of the other co-hosts.
Only co-host Abby Huntsman defended Melania and tried to point out all the gaping holes in the conspiracy theory.
Melania’s spokeswoman slammed “The View” Monday night, writing on Twitter, “@flotus & @potus traveled to Alabama to pay their respects & comfort victims of the tornado devastation. In typical fashion, @theview chooses to laugh in the face of tragedy. Shameful.”
Then on Tuesday, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told The Daily Caller, “I’ve always found it sad that a group of women spend so much time attacking another woman, whose only goal is to help children, but yesterday’s episode went beyond the petty mean girl spirit that we’ve grown accustomed to.”
“People died, people lost family, people are hurting in Alabama,” she continued. “I watched the president and first lady hug, listen to, and comfort people who had lost everything — and the ‘ladies’ of The View instead chose to laugh and joke about a body double conspiracy.”