Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) said Sunday that he thinks there’s a “good chance” President Joe Biden did not attend the 122nd annual Army-Navy game this weekend out of fear of hearing the popularized anti-Biden chant “Let’s Go Brandon” in person.
“I don’t know exactly why he did not attend,” Zeldin told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday. “However, I will say this — and I’ll state it as my opinion, and it could very well be a fact — if President Biden showed up at yesterday’s game, there’s a good possibility that you would have had the largest ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chant that has taken place.”
“That entire arena might have roasted him right out of MetLife Stadium,” the Republican continued. “I’m not saying this to be hyperbolic or incendiary.”
“It might have been a calculation made by the White House that if he went to the game — I think — it was a pretty good chance that he was going get roasted out of the stadium,” Zeldin said.
“There are tens of thousands of other people in that arena who were not there in uniform, and that clearly was a stadium that is not happy with the performance right now of President Biden.”
“If I had to guess which way the reception would have gone — I agree with you that the cadets and midshipmen would not be participating in the roasting — but there would have been several tens of thousands of other people who, I think, would have been giving Biden a greeting that he would not have liked,” the representative added.
The slogan has become a viral anti-Biden saying following a NASCAR race this year, where an NBC reporter claimed fans were cheering on the race winner, Brandon Brown, when they were actually chanting “F*** Joe Biden.” Now, “Let’s go Brandon” has become synonymous with “F*** Joe Biden.”
“The times that we’re living in right now are forcing lots of people on both sides of the aisle to look at a thing, or hear a thing, and be told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing is not real,” Rowe explained. “And you can’t do that to people indefinitely and expect them not to push back somehow. You can’t tell people that the border is secure and then show them images of tens of thousands of people flooding over it. You can’t tell people that the evacuation of Afghanistan was a success and then show them people falling off of a plane. … And you can’t ask people who are watching a NASCAR race at home, who clearly hear the crowd yelling ‘F*** Joe Biden’ to pretend that what they’re really hearing is ‘Let’s Go Brandon.’”
“I think what’s happened is people have just become sick and tired of being told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing is not what they’re seeing and hearing,” he emphasized.
“And this is the perfect trope,” Rowe asserted. “I don’t think people who yell it are necessarily enemies of the president. I think they’re enemies of being told that what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing isn’t real, that it’s somehow a figment of their imagination. People are sick of that.”
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