Anti-Biden meme takes over internet as Lauren Boebert posts video
WHEN DID LET’S GO BRANDON START?
It started at an October 2 NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
Brandon Brown, a 28-year-old driver, had won his first Xfinity Series and was being interviewed by an NBC Sports reporter. The crowd behind him was chanting something at first difficult to make out. The reporter suggested they were chanting Lets go, Brandon to cheer the driver. But it became increasingly clear they were saying: F**k Joe Biden.
NASCAR and NBC have since taken steps to limit ambient crowd noise” during interviews, but it was too late the phrase already had taken off.
When the president visited a construction site in suburban Chicago a few weeks ago to promote his vaccinate-or-test mandate, protesters deployed both three-word phrases. This past week, Biden’s motorcade was driving past a Let’s Go Brandon banner as the president passed through Plainfield, New Jersey.
And a group chanted Let’s go, Brandon outside a Virginia park on Monday when Biden made an appearance on behalf of the Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe. Two protesters dropped the euphemism entirely, holding up hand-drawn signs with the profanity.
On Friday morning on a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque, the pilot signed off his greeting over the public address system with the phrase, to audible gasps from some passengers. Southwest said in a statement that the airline takes pride in providing a welcoming, comfortable, and respectful environment and that behavior from any individual that is divisive or offensive is not condoned.