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Woman in Spain Who Looks Like Donald Trump Finds Unexpected Fame on Social Media

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Dolores Leis stands in a field on her farm in Galicia, in northern Spain, April 19. Leis has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump. Thousands of responses flooded in last week after a journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a picture of Dolores Leis dressed in farm clothing with a hoe over her shoulder. | PAULA VAZQUEZ / VIA AP

MADRID – A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump.

A journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a picture of Dolores Leis dressed in farm clothing with a hoe over her shoulder, prompting thousands of responses.

The 64-year-old has since been asked to comment on pressing U.S. policy and international issues — though she has shown more concern for a moth plague threatening her potato crops.

“I say that it must be because of the color of the hair,” Leis told the La Voz de Galicia newspaper Tuesday

She is different to Trump on one issue though — she doesn’t use a mobile phone and has little interest in online chatter.

Leis, who appears standing in the middle of her farming plot, her frowning face looking away from the camera and blond hair held by a diadem, has many fans now.

“Can we replace Trump with this hard working lady?” one responder on Instagram asked.

Others, who called Leis “Trump’s Galician sister,” made an online call to research the president’s family roots in the Costa da Morte, or Death Coast, the rocky shore in northwestern Spain with a long history of shipwrecks … (read more)

via The Japan Times

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