Video of California cop shouting 'let's go Brandon' has Internet worrying about his job

The phrase came into existence on October 2, when Brandon Brown earned his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Talladega Superspeedway


                            Video of California cop shouting 'let's go Brandon' has Internet worrying about his job
Screengrab of the now viral video of cop saying 'Let's go Brandon' (Twitter)

A video is going viral of a California police officer saying “Let’s go Brandon” over a loudspeaker. The crowd could be seen erupting with cheers after he did so. The phrase, a meme of sorts, has become a sort of clarion call for critics of President Joe Biden.

The phrase came into existence on October 2, when Brandon Brown earned his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Talladega Superspeedway after the race was called off for darkness six laps from the scheduled distance. Brown’s victory was accompanied by something other than victorious cheers — chants of “F**k Joe Biden”.

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After Brown told NBC reporter Kelli Stavast his victory was a "dream come true," the crowd began to loudly shout in unison their displeasure with Biden. The reporter, who acknowledged the chants, however, claimed the fans were shouting "Let’s go Brandon!" Prior to that, during the Texas A&M Aggies game against the Kent State Golden Flashes in September, crowds chanted "F**k Joe Biden". The same chant was reportedly also sung by a small section of the crowd at the September 2 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers game against the Citadel Bulldogs, as well as the Virginia Tech match against UNC the following evening. 

But following Stavast’s distortion of the chant, whether mistakenly or not, "Let’s go Brandon!" has become a regular call for those who are not happy with Biden, whether it is about his vaccine strategies or his administration’s other policies. 

As per a new Fox News report, an anti-Biden rap song inspired by the "Let's go Brandon!" trend is now sitting at the top of the iTunes hip-hop chart. The song, performed by rapper Loza Alexander and entitled ‘Let's Go Brandon’, first went viral on TikTok before making a fast rise up the iTunes hip-hop chart. Reportedly, at one recent Georgia-Auburn college football game, one person rented a plane to fly a banner with the "Let's go Brandon!' phrase written on it.

U.S. President Joe Biden pauses while listening to a question from a reporter about the situation in Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House on August 26, 2021, in Washington, DC. At least 12 American service members were killed on Thursday by suicide bomb attacks near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Getty Images)

 

Earlier this month, it was reported by conservative outlets that an agency of the Government of Canada responsible for providing and consolidating information technology services across federal government departments informed federal government employees that they would be fired “without recourse or labor union participation” if they used any form of the popular meme “Let’s Go Brandon” in any of their correspondence.

“The uses of colloquialisms or sayings with intended double meaning or offense are strictly prohibited in all means of correspondence and/or communication,” the memo was reported to have said. “Specifically, the use of the wording ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ and any variation thereof under any circumstance is banned by the Canadian Public Service.” But that was debunked when the Canadian government said the memo was fake. “We can confirm this message was not issued by Shared Services Canada and it does not reflect departmental policy,” the Shared Services Center told reporters. 

On the now-viral video of the cop saying, “Let’s go Brandon,” many people cheered. But they also expressed concern about the officer losing his job because of this. “Funny. I hope he doesn't lose his job,” said one tweet. Another said, “Best thing I’ve seen all day. This gives me hope. I love my country. I am a daughter of immigrants. You call me brown; I call myself a patriot. I honor veterans; I stand for our flag. I respect police. I have rights. I live honorably and love my family.” One person also said, “Love it. This guy better not get fired.”



 



 



 

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