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Melania Trump Followed Barack Obama On Twitter

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The internet is abuzz with speculation after many noticed first lady Melania Trump was following former President Barack Obama on Twitter.

The first lady recently started following Obama, causing some to raise their eyebrows -- particularly as the FLOTUS only follows three other people on Twitter: her husbands two accounts, second lady Karen Pence, and Vice President Mike Pence, reports Newsweek.

It's not clear when, exactly, Melania Trump started following the former president.

Nevertheless, some wonder if the first lady -- who reportedly distanced herself from the president after reports revealed his lawyer paid a porn star to cover up an alleged affair --purposefully followed Obama.

"It's a lovely bit of husband-trolling that Melania Trump only follows five people and one of them is Barack Obama," tweeted British novelist Matt Haig.

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Many have long believed that President Donald Trump, who has sought to reverse many of Obama's policies, is in competition with his predecessor -- and possibly outright dislikes him.

Up until now, at least, it appears Melania Trump supported her husband's hostile actions toward Obama.

"It's not only Donald who wants to see [Obama's birth certificate]," Melania Trump once said in 2011, defending her husband's accusations that Obama was not born in America. "It's American people who voted for him and who didn't vote for him. They want to see that."

However, since reports of the president's affair with porn star Stormy Daniels surfaced in January, some think the first lady has kept her distance from her husband.

Not only  did she cancel her plans to travel with the president to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the two arrived to the State of the Union address separately.

Yet not everybody is a fan of such rumors or believes them.

The first lady's communication director, Stephanie Grisham, spoke out against allegations the president's marriage is on the rocks.

"BREAKING:The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs. Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into "main stream media" reporting," tweeted Grisham in January. "She is focused on her family & role as FLOTUS - not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news."

Some agreed and offered their sympathies.

"I'm very sorry she has to be subjected to this," responded one person on Twitter. "Clearly it is unfair.  I have never been more proud of a First Lady in my life.  Please assure her there are many, many who love and appreciate her sacrifice for our great country.  Blessings."

Sources: Newsweek, Matt Haig/Twitter, Stephanie Grisham/Twitter (2) / Featured Image: U.S. Department Of State/Flickr / Embedded Images: Pete Souza via Wikimedia Commons, White House via Wikimedia Commons

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