Oregon Man Behind Joe Biden’s Agreement With “Let’s Go, Brandon” Claims It Was A Joke – Update

“At the end of the day, I have nothing against Mr. Biden, but I am frustrated because I think he can be doing a better job,” Schmeck told the Oregonian.
We just waited on hold and then they answered,” he told the Oregonian. “I thought it would be automated. “And I thought, ‘wow, this is real.’”
He added that he has been receiving threatening phone calls in the aftermath of his prank.
It was merely just an innocent jest to also express my God-given right to express my frustrations in a joking manner … I love him, just like I love any other brother or sister.” There’s no animosity or anything like that. “I understand there is a vulgar meaning to ‘Let’s go Brandon,’ but I’m not that simple-minded, no matter how I feel about him,” Schmeck said. “He seems likes he’s a cordial guy.
Still, Schmeck said he “stood 100% behind what I did and what I said.”
The father told the president his two-year-old daughter Penelope would be happy with any presents from Santa. The NORAD call started normally. The president urged the family’s children to go to bed by 9 PM,
A father, identified only as Jared from Oregon, wished a Merry Christmas to Biden and wife Jill on the call, then added a cheerful, "Let's go, Brandon." The phrase has gained currency among the president's opponents as a substitute for a more vulgar remark.
“Merry Christmas and 'Let’s go, Brandon,'" the father said in his sign-off.
“Merry Christmas, and let’s go, Brandon!”Jared Schmeck said during the Friday call, which was enthusiastically echoed by Biden, who said, "I agree."
That's when things took a turn.
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After a beat, Biden said, “Let’s go Brandon, I agree." Wife Jill winced and looked a tad chagrined, but the president didn't seem to mind.
EARLIER: The traditional White House telephone tracking on Santa's Christmas Eve travels via NORAD resulted today in a bit of trolling by an unknown participant.
It is an expression of disapproval for the president. The "Let's go, Brandon" cheer has become a euphemism for a more vulgar chant frequently heard at college football games and other public gatherings.
UPDATE: The Oregon man who prompted President Joe Biden to agree with the vulgar “Let’s go, Brandon” cheer during the annual White House NORAD Santa-tracking phone call now claims it was a joke.

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