Hannity Claims Trump Joined Extremist Site Parler

Newsweek reports:

Fox News host Sean Hannity said on Thursday that President Donald Trump has an account on Parler, a social media platform pitched as an alternative to Twitter that has become a popular destination for conservatives.

Hannity said the president had signed up to the platform during a segment that featured former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders alongside right-wing commentator and radio host Dan Bongino—an investor in the app.

“I saw that the president had joined it. At least there is a place, it’s like Twitter, it’s called Parler, I have an account there… good for you because the president joined, because they are censoring him and Dan Scavino and everybody else,” Hannity said.

Reuters reports:

Facebook users have shared a screenshot appearing to show U.S. President Donald Trump posting on the social media platform Parler. This is false: the post is from a fan account. As of this article’s publication, Trump does not have an official Parler account.

The Parler account may have misled people to think it was run by Trump himself as the profile picture matches his real Twitter account. However, the biography includes links to fan pages such as “Trumpettesters.com” for “Trumpsters and Trumpettes.”