Biden says ‘I agree’ when dad drops ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ on call

President Biden got a visit from a Christmas troll Friday when a father participating in the annual White House NORAD Santa-tracking call used the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon,” the slangy stand-in for “F— Joe Biden.”

The dad, identified only as Jared from Oregon, wished the president and first lady Jill Biden a merry Christmas before adding the anti-Biden phrase at the end of his family’s portion of the call.

“Merry Christmas and let’s go Brandon,” the father said as he signed off.

“Let’s go Brandon, I agree,” Biden said without missing a beat.

It was unclear from Biden’s reaction if he knew what the phrase meant.

President Biden reportedly tweeted back “I agree.” after someone tweeted at the President wishing him a merry Christmas but signing it with “lets go Brandon.”
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Jill Biden, seated next to her husband on a couch in the White House-adjacent Eisenhower Executive Office Building, did seem aware of the meaning and gave an awkward chuckle before rolling her eyes.

Moments earlier, the father told the president his 2-year-old daughter Penelope would be happy with any presents from Santa and the president urged the family’s children to go to bed by 9 p.m., according to a pool report.

President Joe Biden (right) and first lady Jill Biden (left) speak with the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center.
President Joe Biden (right) and first lady Jill Biden (left) speak with the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center.
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It was not apparent if Biden understood what he was agreeing to after replying " I agree." after someone tweeted "Let's go Brandon" at him.
It was not apparent if Biden understood what he was agreeing to after replying ” I agree.” after someone tweeted “Let’s go Brandon” at him.
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The anti-Biden neologism emerged in October after a TV reporter mistakenly claimed a NASCAR crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” when they were actually saying “F— Joe Biden.”

The slogan has appeared on protest signs, in Republican congressional speeches and on merchandise sold by former President Donald Trump.