A father of four called into the White House’s live streamed NORAD Santa tracker event on Christmas Eve and said “Let’s go, Brandon,” to President Joe Biden, now he’s getting threatening calls and has been torched by the media.
Former police officer Jared Schmeck, 35, thought the call he made to Biden and the First Lady would be automated, and had no idea the event was live, when he wished them a “wonderful Christmas” and added on the trending anti-Biden tagline as a “joke.”
A confused Biden parroted back, “Let’s Go Brandon, I agree,” while Jill Biden winced in response. Schmeck said he meant “no disrespect” to the President by the remark.
“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.
But the mainstream media said the NASCAR originated chant was a “right-wing slur” and a form of “insurrection” by Trump supporters, and tore into Schmeck for the comment.
“If you think it’s appropriate to tell someone — anyone, really — to go f*** themselves after they gave your kids the time of day on Christmas Eve, it says a lot more about your personal character than anything else,” CNN’s White House correspondent tweeted. “That is all.”
“Consider the mentality here of the father whose child is excited to talk about Santa Claus and then also gets to talk to the president and First Lady, but he waits out the end of the call to sneak in a cutesy way of flipping off the president on Christmas Eve,” fellow network reporter Edward Isaac-Dovere remarked.
It’s not just the libeal media, Schmeck was brutalized on social media and has been receiving threatening phone calls at home.
“Now I am being attacked for utilizing my freedom of speech,” he said in an interview. “I understand there is a vulgar meaning to ‘Lets go Brandon,’ but I’m not that simple minded, no matter how I feel about him.”
Schmeck added that described himself as a “free-thinking American who isn’t a “Trumper, and the “joke” was a result of his frustrations with Biden’s policies.
“He seems likes he’s a cordial guy. There’s no animosity or anything like that,” he explained. “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.”
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