Pro-Trump supporters on TikTok congratulate Biden for win by taking down Trump flags

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While many within President Donald Trump’s inner circle have openly contested the results of the election thus far — falsely calling the count fraudulent or suspicious — some of his supporters on TikTok have opted to concede.

In these videos, a Trump supporter removes a pro-Trump flag from their bedroom or living room wall, often with a conciliatory message. The videos are set to a downtempo remix of Disclosure and Sam Smith’s “Latch.”

“Good luck Biden,” reads the original video, posted by user chumbucket7877 Friday. “Congratulations to all of his supporters. I wish nothing but good health and love for him You are my president and I will respect you for however long you are in office for.”

The video now has at least dozens of other Trump supporters who followed suit, including one who acknowledged that the race has still not been called.

“I know it’s still not over,” a TikTok user named Ethan Meehan, who posted a TikTok of himself removing a Trump flag from his room, wrote in the video’s caption.

USA TODAY — and many other news organizations — have yet to call the race for any candidate. Democratic nominee Joe Biden has 264 electoral college votes, and is leading in crucial swing states including Georgia and Pennsylvania.

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Business Insider and the BBC’s Marianna Brady were the first to share these videos outside of the platform.

On the platform, the response was decidedly mixed. One user praised the response, calling their decision to respect Biden’s likely win respectful.

“This is a real patriot,” one user, Casey Duncan, wrote approvingly.

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Some lampooned the video, calling it “dramatic” and “a mess.” 

Other Trump supporters also used the sound to further condemn Biden and his supporters. “I hope Biden supporters are happy now,” one user said.

Follow Joshua Bote on Twitter: @joshua_bote.


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