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WaPo Issues Correction Over ‘Let’s Go Brandon’, ‘F*ck Joe Biden’ Chants At Donald Trump Jr. Rally

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The Washington Post was forced to issue a correction that a crowd was chanting “Fuck Joe Biden” during a September speech by Donald Trump Jr., and not “Let’s Go Brandon.”

“A previous version of this article incorrectly said a crowd broke into a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chant during a Donald Trump Jr. speech in Georgia,” the correction states. “The crowd broke into a ‘F— Joe Biden!’ chant at that speech in September. The error, which was inserted by an editor, has been corrected.”

During a September speech, Trump Jr. told the crowd he’d been hearing several chants.

“There’s a couple other chants I’ve been hearing going around,” he said, according to the updated version on The Post. “Have you heard the other one that’s been going around?”

The crowd then broke into a “Fuck Joe Biden” chant. (RELATED: Why Are People Chanting ‘Lets Go Brandon’?)

The original copy, however, said the crowd broke into a “Let’s go Brandon” chant. GOP operative Arthur Schwartz called The Post out for the mistake, noting the rally took place in September while the “Let’s go Brandon” chants didn’t start until October at Talladega.

“When are you going to correct your garbage story?” he asked.

Trump Jr. demanded, ” a retraction and a correction” to the story, later cheering the correction.

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the outlet was “forced to admit they lied and covered up chants of ‘Fuck Joe Biden’.”

“Let’s go Brandon” became a popular chant after fans at NASCAR were heard loudly chanting “Fuck Joe Biden” while Xfinity Series winner Brandon Brown was being interviewed by NBC reporter Kelli Stavast. As the crowd continued chanting, Stavast said they were cheering him on, saying “Let’s go Brandon!”