Democrat President Joe Biden was met with shouts of “Let’s go, Brandon!” on Wednesday as he surveyed damage from a recent tornado storm in Kentucky that left dozens dead and caused billions of dollars worth of damage.
Video showed someone yelling the phrase at Biden as he walked by. An NBC News reporter added that Biden was also met with a Trump flag on scene.
Onlookers yell "Let's Go Brandon" as Joe Biden visits Kentucky to survey tornado damage. pic.twitter.com/RUW1FkZ5E8
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) December 15, 2021
“The anti-Biden phrase became an internet sensation in October after an NBC reporter at a NASCAR Xfinity Series race incorrectly reported that fans in the stands were chanting ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ following a victory by driver Brandon Brown, when they were really shouting, ‘F–k Joe Biden,’” Fox News reported. “It has since become a wildly popular anti-Biden rallying cry, breaking out at concerts, sporting events and even churches.”
NASCAR President Steve Phelps threatened to sue those who use the “Let’s Go, Brandon” slogan on merchandise featuring NASCAR’s trademarks and has condemned the use of the slogan, claiming that NASCAR does not want to be associated with politics.
The Associated Press reported:
Phelps … said NASCAR will pursue action against any illegal use of its trademarks on merchandise boasting the slogan. Retired baseball star Lenny Dykstra posted a photo on Twitter this week of a man eating breakfast at a New Jersey hotel wearing a black “Let’s go, Brandon” shirt alongside NASCAR’s trademarked color bars.
“We will pursue whoever (is using logos) and get that stuff,” Phelps said. “That’s not OK. It’s not OK that you’re using our trademarks illegally, regardless of whether we agree with what the position is.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed last month that Biden does not “spend much time focused on” or “thinking about” the “Let’s go, Brandon!” slogan, which has become wildly popular throughout the country.
“The president said when he came into office on Inauguration Day — he said he was going to help get rid of the ‘uncivil war’ in this country. So I guess, through that lens right now, does the president think there are things that he can do differently?” the reporter asked. “Or how does he react to the stuff he sees out there when it is one of his primary promises or desires to help bring Americans together?”
“Well, it takes two to move towards a more civil engagement and discourse in this country and the president is going to continue to operate, as you said, from the promise he made early on, which is that he wants to govern for all Americans,” Psaki claimed.