Despite what Donald Trump’s supporters and others are saying on Twitter, Teresa Barnwell is not working as Hillary Clinton’s secret “body double.” On Monday, #hillarysbodydouble was trending on the social network and it’s the latest rumor in an election cycle that has given a platform to several absurd conspiracy theories. After the Democratic presidential candidate left a 9/11 memorial event early on Sunday for health reasons, and later emerged from her daughter’s New York City residence in good spirits, some suggested the healthier-looking Clinton was not actually her.
Who was this “other” Hillary? Conspiracists have pointed to Barnwell, who has been impersonating Clinton since the 1990s. Nevermind that Barnwell was in Los Angeles on Sunday for a live taping of the television show Lip Sync Battle. On Monday, Barnwell’s website crashed from all the traffic. Asked if she is working as a “body double” for the candidate, Barnwell says, “Good heavens, no.”
Let’s put this in the file with Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Or Barack Obama is a Muslim. Or Hillary Clinton killed Vince Foster. Or …
WAIT! WHAT? THERE’S PROOF OF THE BODY DOUBLE? FROM WHEN HILLARY WAS A TEENAGER!!!
OH, MY GOD! IT’S THE SAME HAIRDO. AND THE SAME BONE STRUCTURE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 50 YEARS AGO. IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW BETTER, YOU’D SWEAR IT’S THE SAME PERSON.
Bravo, supporters of the candied yam. You’ve convinced me. Now you have to get this conclusive evidence before the rest of America before it’s too late.