Standing amid the devastating wreckage caused by the tornado, Joe Biden was greeted by a few members of the assembled crowd with chants of “Let’s Go Brandon.”
The phrase was coined after chants of “F*ck Joe Biden” began to break out at various sporting events and other gatherings. One such event was an Oct. 2 NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, where an NBC Sports reporter either blatantly lied on live television, or was truly deaf/dumb and said the crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Brandon,” referring to the driver, Brandon Brown, who she was interviewing at the moment. Since then, the phrase has been adopted as the more appropriate and polite version of the original “F*ck Joe Biden” chant.
BBC reporter Tara McKelvey was on the ground with Biden in Kentucky, and reported on the chants on Twitter, noting that there were also Trump flags visible in the crowd.
“I’m with the president in Mayfield. Looking at destruction. There is a Trump flag and when Biden got out of the motorcade someone called: ‘Let’s go, Brandon.’ They said it twice,” McKelvey tweeted.
I’m with the president in Mayfield. Looking at destruction. There is a Trump flag and when Biden got out of the motorcade someone called: “Let’s go, Brandon.” They said it twice. https://t.co/5RuLK62O2Q pic.twitter.com/XTWtXE6ASu
— Tara McKelvey (@Tara_Mckelvey) December 15, 2021
She was immediately ridiculed in the comments with memes and sarcastic responses. “”
“Have you called the fbi yet or are you still processing the trauma?” one Twitter user asked sarcastically.
Have you called the fbi yet or are you still processing the trauma?
— SobieskisMustache (@SobieskisMstch) December 15, 2021
“That’s the worst thing to happen to anyone in Mayfield this month,” read another sarcastic comment.
That's the worst thing to happen to anyone in Mayfield this month.
— Franklin Flint (@FranklinFlint4) December 15, 2021
“Oh no. However will you survive this,” another Twitter user sarcastically wrote.
Oh no. However will you survive this
— B (@brandonsblog) December 15, 2021
“I’m so sorry this is happening to you,” the Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok jokingly wrote.
I’m so sorry this is happening to you
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) December 15, 2021
Another Twitter user responded with a hilarious Baby Yoda meme (Warning: Language).
— SH4WN (@D4rkSh4wn) December 15, 2021