THE REAL DEAL?
Barack Obama has been using a BODY DOUBLE for public appearances since leaving the White House, bizarre conspiracy theory claims
Barry Soetoro claims images of the ex-president on a recent trip to New York prove all is not what it seems
BY TOM MICHAEL
A CONSPIRACY theorist has claimed Barack Obama is using a body double for public appearances.
Barry Soetoro claims pictures appearing to show the former president having dinner with his daughter in New York prove an elaborate cover-up.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Soetoro analyses pictures of the ex-Democrat leader on a recent visit to Manhattan.
Images show him surrounded by security officers as he gets into a car in Donald Trump’s home town.
Others, apparently tweeted by members of the public, show Obama eating at Emilio’s Ballato restaurant in the city’s Soho district, according to Soetoro.
But the conspiracy theorist claims all is not what it seems.
Zooming in on the stills from the restaurant, he points out a series of perceived irregularities in Obama’s appearance.
Soetoro highlights his ear, saying it doesn’t look quite right.
The narrator also claims the 55-year-old’s chin is far too pointy.
And he says there are lines near his nose which suggest the image was “heavily doctored”.
Soetoro claims the pictures are evidence that Obama is using a body double for public appearances.
But he offers no explanation as to why the former president would want to use a stand-in for a quiet family dinner.
Or indeed why he would start using a double now – after leaving the White House.
Soetoro, who has some 60,000 subscribers on YouTube, puts his name to a number of wacky theories.
He claims the infamous mass shooting at Sandy Hook school in 2012 didn’t really happen, and the gunman Adam Lanza was created in Photoshop.
And he says mental health laws are a conspiracy so the US government can take away people’s guns.