It's about time that these rumours are put to bed as we can categorically state that this is Melania Trump in these photos and it always has been.
An article published by the fact-checking website Snopes confirmed that there isn't any evidence of the first lady having a double and that the supposed proof was based on blurry and distorted images.
Just for some further proof here is a picture from earlier in the day of Melania wearing the exact same outfit, including the glasses and looking like her regular self.
Picture: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Some might say that they could easily have swapped places when they are out of public view but although we know the Trump administration is capable of some pretty outrageous stuff we doubt even they would go to these extremes to replace Melania for a few minutes.
All we can say is the Melania probably looks a little different when wearing dark sunglasses and doesn't have to constantly smile, which would be exhausting even for the most energetic of people.