Conspiracy theorists claim first lady Melania Trump has been using a body double

Internet conspiracy theorists are beside themselves amid claims that first lady Melania Trump has a body double.

The only "evidence" of this theory is footage taken of Trump standing next to her husband, President Donald Trump, as he gave remarks regarding the Iran nuclear deal and hurricane relief for Puerto Rico Friday.

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2017, for Florida. The Trumps will visit areas affected by Hurricane Irma. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press with First Lady Melania Trump before they depart the White House in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2017 for Florida. The Trumps will visit areas affected by Hurricane Irma. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press with First Lady Melania Trump before they depart the White House in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2017 for Florida. The Trumps will visit areas affected by Hurricane Irma. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press with First Lady Melania Trump before they depart the White House in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2017 for Florida. The Trumps will visit areas affected by Hurricane Irma. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2017, for Florida. The Trumps will visit areas affected by Hurricane Irma. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to visit Florida today to view relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Trump also spoke on reports from a meeting with Democratic leaders last night about a proposed deal on DACA and potentially delaying negotiations on his efforts to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: U.S. President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, answers questions while departing the White House September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump spoke on reports from a meeting with Democratic leaders last night about a proposed deal on DACA and potentially delaying negotiations on his efforts to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump is scheduled to visit Florida today to view relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2017, for Florida. The Trumps will visit areas affected by Hurricane Irma. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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In the short clip, the president calls out Melania Trump during a press conference, a move conspiracy theorists on Twitter claim to be an effort to cover up his wife's alleged absence.

"My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here," the president said.

Some commented that the differences lie in the first lady's details: the sunglasses, her coat and the shape of her nose. 

And, as Newsweek noted, since the footage made its debut online, Google searches like "Melania Trump double" and "Fake Melania" have shockingly seen a spike online.

But it wouldn't be the first time a woman in the political sphere faced accusations of using body doubles.

During the presidential election last year, then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton began trending online with hashtags such as  #bodydouble or #hillarysbodydouble.

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Conspiracy theorists fingered Teresa Barnwell, a comedian who professionally impersonates Hillary Clinton, as the former Secretary of State's stand-in at 9/11 memorial event.

And still, a year after the Clinton body double claims were denounced as false, Melania Trump is now facing her own side-by-side image comparisons by social media.

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