How 'Let's Go Brandon' became code for insulting Joe Biden

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Oct 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-30 16:01:02-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of President Joe Biden have come up with a cryptic new phrase to insult the Democratic president.

It's “Let's Go Brandon.” The phrase took off after a reporter at a NASCAR race in early October mischaracterized a vulgar three-word chant against Biden as a chant in support of driver Brandon Brown.

Now, Republicans of all stripes — even in Congress — are saying “Let's Go, Brandon” when they want to insult the president without hurling obscenities.

The phrase has been popping up on the House floor, on T-shirts, and on signs when the president travels outside Washington.