On Christmas Eve, a parent hollered “Let’s go, Brandon” to President Biden, prompting news outlets to chastise him.
On Friday, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden participated in a “Santa Tracker” session with NORAD officials to interact with callers looking for Santa Claus. One caller, identified as Jared from Oregon, finished his family’s conversation by stating, “Let’s go, Brandon,” a snide remark directed at the president.
After a reporter stated that NASCAR supporters yelling “F—- Joe Biden” were actually yelling “Let’s go, Brandon” in response to driver Brandon Brown, the phrase “Let’s go, Brandon” was coined. Mocking the president and media reporters who attack Biden detractors has subsequently become a media craze.
Journalists in the mainstream media have now labeled the word vulgar and vitriolic, even comparing those who use it to ISIS sympathizers.
After the media identified the individual as Jared Schmeck, a former Oregon police officer, the pattern persisted. Schmeck has now claimed that the sentence has been said lightheartedly.
However, titles like NBC’s “Parent uses right-wing slur during Biden call with NORAD Santa tracker” and ABC’s “Father uses vulgar insult during holiday call with President Joe Biden.”
Senior reporter Edward Isaac-Dovere wrote that we should consider the mentality of the father with an excited child who wants to talk about Santa Claus. He also added that the excitement became higher knowing that they will be able to talk to the First Lady. He further noted that the father waited until the end to sneak in his remark in a funny and joking manner.
On a call with President Biden & First Lady Jill Biden intended for kids calling into NORAD to track Santa, a father ended the call by saying "Let's go Brandon," which is code for "F*** Joe Biden"— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) December 24, 2021
Biden replied, "Let's go Brandon, I agree."
Consider the mentality here of the father whose child is excited to talk about Santa Claus and then also gets to talk to the president and First Lady, but he waits out the end of the call to sneak in a cutesy way of flipping off the president on Christmas Eve: https://t.co/1Qh46eSC3q— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) December 24, 2021
CNN is PISSED that a parent would say "Let's Go Brandon" to Biden directly. Analyst says it's ungracious. It's juvenile. It's reprehensible…and (this is CNN)…it's about "insurrection." pic.twitter.com/vRRIZagEvb— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) December 26, 2021