Melania Trump’s written statementShe claimed she was “unaware” of the Jan. 6 insurrection as it was taking place has come under scrutiny – but not for the reason you may think. Social media users focused on the signature cap off Thursday. MissiveNoting its uncanny resemblance, she said that it was a direct copy of the husband, former President Donald Trump.
“I mean, what the hell?” TweetBob Cesca is a radio host and writer. “Her signature looks exactly like Donald’s. You don’t think that’s weird?”
“Gee. It’s so weird how Donald Trump and his wife Melania have such a similar ‘spiky’ signature,” AnsweredAnother user in all caps “Who could have foreseen that two human beings who ended up married would have identical handwriting…”
Another user took his doubts to the top and tagged the Justice Dept. and the Jan. 6 committee’s official accounts in a tweet that Please read, “Is forging someone’s signature legal? This isn’t Melania’s signature. It’s Donald’s. There’s no crime he won’t commit.”
Many Twitter users mentioned a 2018 Yahoo! ArticleSheila Kurtz, handwriting expert, commented that there were many similarities between these signatures. “amazing.”
“This is stylized,” she noted of Melania’s sign-off on a letter to Pamela Anderson, adding that it uncommon for spouse’s signatures to mimic each others’. “Maybe they brought someone in to show her how to do it or [it’s] a stamp, but it is definitely stylized.”
As amateur handwriting experts, amateurs have been sharing their suspicions for as long. Ashe Short, Daily Wire Senior Editor, Nov. 2018, ShareA White House greeting card image, noting “Melania’s signature looks a lot like Donald’s.”
Joshua Benton, founder and CEO of Nieman Lab, noticed the closeness in the holiday card signed by the first lady and president.
“Wait, that is Melania’s signature?”He wrote. “Was making it like Trump’s part of the prenup?”
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