News and Commentary

Biden Has A ‘Pal’ Named Brandon
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 08: A protestor holds a 'Let's Go Brandon!' sign in Grand Park at a ‘March for Freedom’ rally demonstrating against the L.A. City Council’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city employees and contractors on November 8, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The City Council has set a deadline of December 18 for all city employees and contractors to be vaccinated except for those who have religious or medical exemptions. (Photo by
Mario Tama/Getty Images

President Joe Biden apparently has a “pal” named Brandon.

Earlier this week, Biden strolled on to a White House set to tape a brief address. “All right,” he said as he gingerly pulled a chair out from a desk and sat down.

“Brandon, how are you? Can you hear me?” he said. After a few seconds, someone off screen can be heard saying, “Yes sir. Thank you.”

“Good to have you, pal,” Biden said to Brandon.

The brief clip brings to mind the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon!” The phrase was born when NASCAR driver Brandon Brown, 28, won a race on October 2, 2021, at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama and NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast confused the crowd jeering “F*** Joe Biden” for “Let’s Go Brandon!”

The chant quickly exploded across the U.S., with college football crowds booming out the refrain in unison as they gathered by the thousands in huge stadiums.

“This holiday weekend, as the Old Row Sports Twitter account extensively documented, saw many appearances of both versions of the chant, ranging from that preferred by Christian conservatives at Jerry-Fallwell-founded Liberty University to the much-earthier version, including one spelled out on the type of sign normally seen at road-construction sites,” The Western Journal reported in October.

The chant has been spreading ever since, and Outkick chronicled the explosion:

Fans chanting “F–k Joe Biden” at stadiums from Tennessee to Alabama to Oxford, Mississippi is quickly becoming the battle cry for football fans across the country as the citizens of this country continue to show disobedience to the great [Emperor] and his presidency.

The big news this week with the “F–k Joe Biden” chant movement is that it has spread from college football and into the baseball community, where New Yorkers chanted “F–k Joe Biden” during Fox Sports’ weekend coverage of the Subway Series. Fans could be heard sending a message to Biden as ARod and Big Papi dissected the Yankees-Mets game.

On October 5, an irritated Biden reacted to a chilly reception in Michigan, where some 500 protesters gathered during his visit there, many holding signs that said “f*** Joe Biden” and “Stop the Spending.”

“Not withstanding some of the signs I saw coming in … that’s why 81 million Americans voted for me,” Biden said.

After Biden was hit with the phrase on a Christmas eve call to parents and children, NBC News dubbed it a “right-wing slur.”

“President Joe Biden was subjected to a right-wing anti-Biden slur during a Christmas Eve call with NORAD’s Santa tracker,” the network said in a story posted online.

“Biden and the first lady were speaking with families around the country who had called into the North American Aerospace Defense Command to receive an update on Santa’s location when one parent ended the conversation by saying: ‘Let’s go Brandon.’ The president did not appear to recognize that the phrase is used by the right wing as a euphemism for ‘F*** Joe Biden,’ and responded: ‘Let’s go Brandon, I agree,’” NBC reported.

Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent, and ran the Drudge Report from 2010 to 2015. Send tips to [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Biden Has A ‘Pal’ Named Brandon