Who Is Brandon And Why Is Everyone In America Cheering For Him?


Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Raucous chants of “Let’s go Brandon!” resonated at Liberty University’s football stadium over the weekend, and all across the country, Americans are plastering the phrase on T-shirts and billboards and using the hashtag #LetsGoBrandon.

So who is Brandon? And why is everyone in America cheering for him? (RELATED: College Football Fans Chant ‘F**k Joe Biden’ At Multiple Different Games)

It all started with a tidal wave of “Fuck Joe Biden” chants that began in college football stadiums, eventually spreading to the NFL as well.

The craze swept into NASCAR, and fans loudly chanted “Fuck Joe Biden” while Xfinity Series winner Brandon Brown approached NBC reporter Kelli Stavast for a post-race interview. Either in an attempt to sanitize the language of the crowd or because she genuinely misheard what they were saying, Stavast suggested to Brown that the crowd was cheering him on, saying, “Let’s go Brandon!”

And while the “Fuck Joe Biden” chants continued – with gusto – Brandon made a few appearances as well.

The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer said, “It’s a big night for ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ the new MAGA chant. The gist is that Trump fans have been really into chanting ‘Fuck Joe Biden’ at sporting events lately. An announcer at a NASCAR rally said they were really saying ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ so now that’s the polite version.”

And Biden critics have been busy making the slogan pay, turning it into everything from viral memes to T-shirts for sale.

The Daily Caller’s David Hookstead asked Donald Trump Jr. several weeks earlier if he thought the “Fuck Joe Biden” chants would continue, and he said they weren’t likely to slow down anytime soon.

If the enthusiasm for those chants is any indication, it’s a safe bet that Brandon isn’t going away anytime soon either.