Latest ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ – An anti-Biden meme that’s the code for ‘f ** k Joe Biden’ said by the Southwest pilot as the song tops the charts
WHEN DID LET’S GO BRANDON BEGIN?
It all started during a NASCAR race on October 2 at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
Brandon Brown, a 28-year-old pilot, had won his first Xfinity series and was being interviewed by an NBC Sports reporter. The crowd behind him chanted something at first difficult to make out. The reporter suggested they chanted Lets go, Brandon to encourage the driver. But it became more and more clear that they were saying: F ** k Joe Biden.
NASCAR and NBC have since taken steps to limit ambient noise from the crowd “during interviews, but it was too late, the phrase had already taken off.
When the president visited a construction site in suburban Chicago a few weeks ago to promote his vaccination or testing mandate, protesters rolled out the two three-word sentences. Last week, Biden’s motorcade passed 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 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Two protesters have given up on the euphemism altogether, holding up hand-drawn placards with profanity.
On Friday morning, on a flight from southwest Houston to Albuquerque, the pilot signed his salute over the sound system with the phrase, to the audible gasps of some passengers. Southwest said in a statement that the airline prides itself on providing a welcoming, comfortable and respectful environment and that the behavior of anyone who divides or offends is not tolerated.