'South Park' creators mock Trump's refusal to concede 2020 election to Biden in deepfake video
Trump, in the clip, appears sad as he reads a reindeer story with political undertones reflecting his 2020 presidential election loss.
Creators of South Park, Trey Parker ad Matt Stones, took a swipe at President Donald Trump through a "deepfake" video of him reading out a Christmas story of children. Trump, in the clip, appears sad as he reads a reindeer story with political undertones reflecting his 2020 presidential election loss.
The Trump character, in the video, wearing a colorful Christmas jumper and a festive hat, reads a story to the children. However, as the story continues, the Republican leader becomes increasingly irate as he narrates the animal's plight, finding similarities between himself and the "cool, awesome reindeer" with straw-colored hair in the tale. Trump reads: "Once upon a time there was a little reindeer, all the reindeer agreed he was the best reindeer out of all the reindeer. The next day a grumpy, old, sleepy-eyed reindeer came into town and started saying: 'You know the reindeer? He’s not awesome.’ 'But he is awesome,’ all the reindeers said. People started cheating, the numbers changed," he continued. "And they say, 'He's won, he won the election!"
Trump, on the verge of tears, continues reading the story and explains how the little reindeer lost the election because it was "rigged" before he died and everyone cheered and there was "no Christmas ever again."
The sitcom creators used the deepfake technology to create the video, which replaces someone with another person's likeness. The original character in the video was played by Peter Serafinowicz. The video is the latest episode of the creators' web series called 'Sassy Justice'. The series centers around a character called Fred Sassy, who is an American Consumer Advocate and reporter for a local TV station in Cheyanne, Wyoming.
The video comes nearly a month after Trump has refused to accept defeat in the presidential elections against President-elect Joe Biden. Just days after Election Day, November 3, most news outlets called the election in Biden's favor with the Democrat leader having a significant Electoral vote lead over Trump. The president, however, has still refused to concede and has claimed that there was widespread "voter fraud" in the 2020 elections. However, Trump and his campaign have not provided any evidence to support their claims. Trump's legal team, which has filed multiple lawsuits in swing states over alleged election fraud, has been facing consistent defeat in courts.
Trump, on Sunday, December 13, also refused to discuss whether he would attend Biden's inauguration in January and instead continued to insist that the Democrats "lost badly" in the elections. Trump, in an interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, was asked whether he would "show up at the inauguration," to which the president replied saying: "I don't want to talk about that." The Republican leader then claimed that he did not lose the election to Biden. "I want to talk about this: we've done a great job," he said. "I got more votes than any president in the history of our country. In the history of our country, right? Not even close—75 million far more than Obama, far more than anybody. And they say we lost an election. We didn't lose. If I got 10 million fewer votes, they say I couldn't have lost."