Those in the know, know that the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” is really code for “F*ck Joe Biden. A caller in a Christmas Eve livestream call-in event used the not-so-flattering euphemism to close a call with the President himself.
The caller from Oregon who had the opportunity to participate in a live stream Christmas Eve Phone call with President Biden ended the call with the catchphrase “let’s go, Brandon,” and the President agreed with him!
Jared Schmeck, 35, a former police officer who works for an electric company, called the NORAD “Santa Tracking” line and had a brief conversation with Biden on Christmas Eve.
After a brief chat with the President where they talked about what his children wanted for Christmas, Schmeck used the slogan that has become popular among supporters of former President Trump as a veiled insult toward Biden.
Schmeck said he meant no disrespect to the President but that he thought he could be doing a better job.
“At the end of the day, I have nothing against Mr. Biden, but I am frustrated because I think he can be doing a better job,” he said to The Oregonian/Oregon Live.
“I understand there is a vulgar meaning to ‘Let’s go Brandon,’ but I’m not that simple-minded, no matter how I feel about him,” the father told the news outlet on Christmas morning. “He seems likes he’s a cordial guy. There’s no animosity or anything like that. It was merely just an innocent jest to also express my God-given right to express my frustrations in a joking manner…I love him just like I love any other brother or sister.”
However, despite saying he used the phrase in jest, Schmeck is saying he has received threats since the incident, which has blown up on social media.
Schmeck says that now says he’s being “attacked” for what he claims was a “joke.”
“And now I am being attacked for utilizing my freedom of speech,” he told The Oregonian newspaper.
Schmeck said he has been receiving vague, but threatening phone calls after his call to Biden on Friday was live-streamed and reported in the media.
The livestreamed call drew media attention in part because Biden responded, “‘Let’s go, Brandon,’ I agree,” even though the phrase has been used by the President’s critics to mock him.
But Schmeck, a father of four, as stated earlier in this piece, told the Oregonian newspaper that he had no ill feelings toward the President, even though he believes Biden “can be doing a better job.”
Schmeck added he “stood 100% behind what I did and what I said,” according to the paper.
“At the end of the day, I have nothing against Mr. Biden,” Schmeck said in the same interview with The Oregonian, “but I am frustrated because I think he can be doing a better job. I mean no disrespect to him.”