Parler users call Trump's concession video "deep fake," and worry he'll "sell us out" - 2021-01-07
Commenters on the right-wing social media platform Parler have criticized President Donald Trump's video address released Thursday in which he pledged legal repercussions for the rioters on the U.S. Capitol and essentially conceded the election to President-elect Joe Biden.
Parler commenters called the video a "deep fake", essentially a digitally manipulated imitation of Trump, and worried that Trump would "sell out" or betray his supporters who raided the Capitol.
In his video address, Trump said he was "outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem" that unfolded yesterday at the capitol, adding, "To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay."