Donald Trump Speaks Out on 'Let's Go Brandon' Meme For the First Time

Donald Trump has spoken about the "let's go Brandon" chant and its predecessor "F**k Joe Biden," which have become a popular slogans for conservative figures in recent months, saying how he prefers the explicit version criticizing the current president.

Trump spoke about the chants which have frequently broken out at sports areas and other public events since September while appearing at the The America First Policy Institute event in his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on November 5.

As reported by Page Six, a chant of "let's go Brandon" began ringing out from the crowd. In response, Trump said: "I still like the first phrase better somehow. It's more accurate."

It is the first time that Trump has personally spoken publicly about the chants criticizing the president.

The "let's go Brandon" chant is a less obscene version of the "f**k Joe Biden" chant which had already been breaking out across the country.

Its origins stems from NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast claiming on air that a section of the crowd at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama were chanting "let's go Brandon" in support of NASCAR driver Brandon Brown following his victory, instead of "f**k Joe Biden."

Conservative figures and Trump supporters then started singing "let's go Brandon" instead, with the phrase becoming so popular that Trump's campaign team even started selling T-shirts "Let's Go Brandon" t-shirts on his Save America PAC website.

Speaking of the original comments from Stavast, Trump said: "I still haven't figured out, was that young, attractive female reporter, was she trying to cover up? Or was she being nice? Did she not understand what was happening? She works for NBC. So it's about 94 percent sure that she knew exactly what she was doing.

"Anyway, well, Brandon has become a big star. Nobody ever heard of this guy. Now. He's one of the biggest stars. Nobody ever heard of Brandon's history," Trump added.

Elsewhere during the event, Trump heavily criticized the man who beat him in the 2020 election, describing Biden's planned withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan towards the end of August as the "most embarrassing moment," reported Real Clear Politics.

Trump also made reference to unsubstantiated claims that Biden had a "bathroom accident" ahead of a meeting with Pope Francis in Rome in late October.

The rumor, which was pushed by former Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian, was labeled "false" by fact checking website Snopes.

"You just saw what happened to Joe Biden on his travails in Europe. That wasn't good," Trump said.

"He went to see the pope. He was, uh ... a little late. What the hell happened to him? Does anybody know what happened?"

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Donald Trump has spoken about the "let's go Brandon" chant, saying how he prefers the explicit version criticizing President Joe Biden. Mario Tama L Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images