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Does Video Show Crowd Yelling "Pack Yo Shit" at Trump Family?

Using an audio clip from a source other than the video being displayed is one of the more common ways to create comedy on TikTok.

Published Feb 7, 2021

 (Screencapture / TikTok / german_squishy)
Image Via Screencapture / TikTok / german_squishy
Claim:
A TikTok video shows a crowd yelling "pack yo shit" at the Trump family.

On Jan. 23, 2021, TikTok user "german_squishy" uploaded a video titled "When Trump Leaves the White House." The video ostensibly shows several members of the departing Trump family waving back at a crowd that is angrily yelling "pack yo shit" at them:

https://www.tiktok.com/@german_squishy/video/6920967601199811845
 
The video captures the Trump family arriving at Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House for the final time on Jan. 20, 2021. The original audio for that video, however, documents a fervently pro-Trump crowd and not a rudely jeering one.

The audio used to make the Mar-a-Lago crowd appear anti-Trump came from TikTok user "bengchase" and was recorded at an anti-Trump rally in Washington D.C., held on the night of Jan. 19, 2020.

Because the audio is manipulated, claims that a TikTok video show a crowd jeering at the Trump family at Mar-a-Lago on Jan. 20, 2021, are "False."

Alex Kasprak is an investigative journalist and science writer reporting on scientific misinformation, online fraud, and financial crime.

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