President Joe Biden traveled to Kentucky last week to view some of the damage that had been inflicted by a horrifying string of tornadoes. Yet, as Fox News reported, some local residents made it clear that they weren’t happy to see him.
Biden wrote in a Dec. 15 tweet, “I’m in Kentucky today to meet with local leaders and to survey the damage from the tornadoes and extreme weather.”
He added: “It will take all of us, working together, to recover and begin rebuilding — and we are committed to providing whatever support is needed for however long it takes.”
Fox News reported that one of the president’s destinations was Mayfield, Kentucky. Located in Kentucky’s Graves County, it was particularly hard-hit by the devastating storms.
Not everyone in Mayfield reacted positively to the president’s arrival, however, with some showing their displeasure by displaying Trump campaign material while using a phrase that has become popular among many of Biden’s critics.
BBC News correspondent Tara McKelvey tweeted, “I’m with the president in Mayfield. Looking at destruction. There is a Trump flag and when Biden got out of the motorcade someone called: ‘Let’s go, Brandon.’ They said it twice.”
Fox noted that the expression, “Let’s go, Brandon,” first gained traction in October after fans at a NASCAR Xfinity Series race began shouting, “F–k Joe Biden.”
However, an NBC reporter claimed that fans in the stands were chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” in honor of winning driver Brandon Brown.
“Let’s go, Brandon”
The expression has since been heard at concerts, sporting events, churches, and even on the floor of the House of Representatives, where some Republican members of Congress have used it to conclude their speeches.
Fox News reported that Florida Rep. Bill Posey (R) said, “Let’s go, Brandon” on the House floor after complaining of how Democrats “feel compelled to rush through a radical agenda before the midterms.”
Ironically, even President Biden himself recently used the phrase when appearing on a Christmas Even broadcast during which viewers could call in.
Fox News reported that one individual concluded his call by saying, “Let’s go, Brandon,” to which Biden replied, “Let’s go, Brandon, I agree.”