President Joe Biden’s critics have pointed to the confused, outlandish, and at times non-sensical statements he has made as being being proof that his mental abilities are declining.
Biden no doubt added to that perception this past week when he parroted a common rallying cry used by his opponents.
According to Fox News, the incident played out as Biden participated in televised call-in event on Christmas Eve along with personnel from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
Biden seemed not to recognize the significance of “Let’s go, Brandon”
At one point, an Oregon man finished his call by declaring, “Let’s go, Brandon.” Biden was apparently unware of the phrase’s significance and repeated it back to the man, saying, “Let’s go, Brandon, I agree.”
The expression “Let’s go, Brandon” has become a popular refrain among conservatives in recent months, with the phenomenon even playing out among elected officials on Capitol Hill.
Florida Republican Bill Posey used it in October to close out a speech after accusing House Democrats of attempting “to rush through a radical agenda before the midterms.”
Meanwhile, Myrtle Beach’s ABC 15 News reported that South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan was seen later that month wearing the slogan on a face mask.
Some tornado survivors yelled “Let’s go, Brandon” as Biden surveyed disaster damage
Biden was himself faced with calls of “Let’s go, Brandon” earlier this month this month as he stopped to view devastation wrought by tornadoes in Mayfield, Kentucky.
“I’m with the president in Mayfield,” BBC News correspondent Tara McKelvey announced in a tweet that she put out on December 15.
“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.”
A Fox News story explained that “Let’s go, Brandon” first became a slogan just over two months ago following a NASCAR Xfinity Series race held at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway in October.
When many attendees began to chant “F–k Joe Biden,” an NBC reporter instead told viewers that the fans were actually chanting “Let’s go, Brandon” to show support for race winner Brandon Brown.