President Biden agreed with a father who ended the phone conversation with the infamous line saying, “Let’s Go, Brandon,” the G-rated expression for “F—k Joe Biden.”
Biden and First Lady Jill Biden took part in a “Santa Tracker” event with NORAD officials on Friday, speaking with callers tracking Santa Claus for Christmas. One caller who identified as Jared from Oregon wished both Bidens Merry Christmas before ending the call with the anti-Biden phrase, to which the president wholeheartedly said, “I agree.”
“Merry Christmas, and Let’s go, Brandon,” Jared tells Biden and Jill before ending the call.
“Let’s go, Brandon. I agree,” Biden quickly responded back.
Based on Biden’s prompt response, it wasn’t clear if he honestly does know the exact translation or the meaning behind the slogan. However, based on Jill’s reaction, she seemed fully aware of exactly the meaning of “Let’s Go Brandon.” After hearing her husband repeat the phrase, the First Lady gave an awkward chuckle before rolling her eyes.
The White House did not respond to the multiple requests for comment from The Floridian and other media publications inquiring about this story. Jared’s full name and contact information were not immediately available.
The backstory of the viral catchphrase “Let’s Go Brandon” originated back on Oct. 2 during the NASCAR Talladega Superspeedway when NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast interviewed Brandon Brown, who had just scored his first Xfinity Series with his first-place finish. As the interview was live on air, NASCAR fans in the grandstand were chanting in unison, “F–K Joe Biden.” Stevast, apparently oblivious, said the fans were chanting “Let’s Go, Brandon,” in honor of Brown’s win. But it was not exactly what the crowd were chanting as anyone watching the clip could clearly hear the three-word exhortation towards Biden.
The exact interview clip and audio quickly spread like wildfire across social media, and the catchphrase has gone on to become a code phrase repurposed in all sorts of ways. The phrase also attributes to the media bias by distorting the truth about covering Biden’s presidency and downplaying the dismal approval and performance numbers following a slew of crises occurring under his presidency.
Since then, Conservatives have adopted the slogan, adding #LetsGoBrandon to their post when criticizing Biden. Former President Trump has also joined in on the trend, with his campaign team selling “Let’s Go Brandon” limited-edition T-shirts in return for any campaign donation of $45 or more.
The code phrase lampooning Biden has also made it into the halls of Congress. Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) ended his House floor speech on Oct. 21, saying, “Let’s Go Brandon!” after blasting Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better plan agenda.
Rep. Lauren Boebart (R-CO) made a political fashion statement by trolling Democrats’ catastrophic Election Day loss last month and also ridiculed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) infamous “Tax The Rich” dress, dubbing the slogan emblazoned in a dress.
Meanwhile, liberal media have expressed outrage over the catchy slogan, treating the phrase as “vulgar” and “vitriol,” going so far as to deem the phrase as a “right-wing slur” while comparing Republicans who use the expression to ISIS sympathizers.