Saturday 23 September 2017

Is Melania Trump a Muppet character? The evidence is building…

In this handout image provided by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump poses for her official portrait in her residence at the White House April 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by The White House via Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump poses for her official portrait in her residence at the White House April 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by The White House via Getty Images)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

If you're a 90s kid you might have spotted something a little familiar about First Lady Melania Trump's first official portrait.

Does that background remind you of anything? 

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Astute tweeter Sasha Stewart has drawn comparisons with the Muppet Babies nursery window.

For those who don't know Muppet Babies was a cartoon which ran from 1984 to 1991 and it featured one human character.

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Nanny was only ever seen from the torso down and conspiracy theorists are speculating that Nanny is in fact Melania.

While Melania looks perfectly polished in her most recent portrait, was her style so sophisticated back in the 90s?

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Nanny liked to wear stripy green tights with purple runners and a pink skirt. 

The jury is out.

Consider also, however, that her hubby Donald, currently the President of the United States of America, was parodied on Sesame Street in the Grouch Apprentice, in which he appeared in Muppet form.

Take a look:

And then there's this, a Muppet Show/Donald Trump mash-up:

Donald loves a good conspiracy theory. We reckon this one trumps his theories on climate change, Obama and the idea that vaccines cause autism.

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