A video showing dozens of children chanting an anti-Biden slogan at a youth wrestling tournament in Missouri emerged online last week, amusing conservatives and triggering Biden supporters. In the video, the kids are seen pounding a wrestling mat between chants of “Let’s go Brandon,” which is understood to mean “F—k Joe Biden.”
Republican Missouri State Rep. Aaron McMullen posted the footage on social media on April 8, writing, “Don’t ever let them tell you we are losing the youth. Let’s Go Brandon!”
What’s happening in Independence, MO? Don’t ever let them tell you we are losing the youth. Let’s Go Brandon! pic.twitter.com/sIZkTBjY2z
— Rep. Aaron McMullen (@McMullenForMO) April 8, 2023
The now viral video was filmed at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, Missouri, which hosted the K-12 Adidas Wrestling Nationals April 6-8. According to the website, the tournament is “where Kindergarten through 12th graders can compete against their own grade level, in their weight class, to stake their claim as the best in the country in folkstyle wrestling.”
The phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” dates back to October 3, 2021, when an NBC reporter interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown mistook a vulgar chant from the crowd, ”F—k Joe Biden,” as “Let’s Go Brandon.” The phrase instantly went viral as a non-obscene way to to slam Biden.
Some folks on Twitter suggested that the kids were chanting their support for a young wrestler named Brandon. However, the father of one of the children claimed his son started the popular anti-Biden chant, and the other kids followed along.
This 👇🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/TfPsQdt1v0
— Rep. Aaron McMullen (@McMullenForMO) April 10, 2023
The dad later deleted his Twitter account after it was swarmed by outraged Biden supporters.
Democrats on Twitter complained that the footage was an example of kids being indoctrinated or “groomed,” and condemned the vulgar meaning of the slogan.
“This is a youth wrestling tournament sponsored by Adidas Wrestling Nationals at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, MO. The children are chanting “Let’s Go, Brandon” which means ‘Fvck Joe Biden #Indoctrination,’ tweeted Jessica Piper, executive director of Blue Missouri, a Democrat fundraising group.
“Shocking example of indoctrination. Teaching kids to be disrespectful towards a U.S. president. What a juvenile attitude,” scolded a liberal grandmother.
“Deplorable was never a strong enough word. You are anti-American traitors,” another Biden supporter chided.
“This looks like something straight out of Jonestown. Scary,” tweeted “the Values Voter.”
“The pearl-clutching projectionists have come out en mass!” McMullen cracked in response to all the angry tweets.
Conservatives, on the other hand, found the video to be amusing and uplifting.
“Some children just refuse to be sniffed maybe there’s hope after all,” tweeted one person.
“That warms my heart. There is hope yet,” another Twitter user wrote.
“This is making the left angry, mostly because it’s not men in drag shaking their private parts at the children,” the Sardonic Patriot tweeted. “They call it grooming, but it’s not the perverted kind of grooming that the left likes.”
The release of the Missouri video comes amid increased awareness nationwide that public schools have been captured by left-wing activists who have been indoctrinating or grooming children with divisive Critical Race Theory (CRT) policies, radical gender theory, and other grossly inappropriate LGBTQ curricula.
Republican lawmakers in multiple states have passed or introduced legislation to ban hardcore gay porn books (like Gender Queer) from school libraries. Republicans in at least 14 states have also pushed legislation that would ban children from attending drag shows at schools, colleges, or on public property. Republicans nationwide are also working on bills to ban transgender surgeries and hormone blockers for minors.
The “Let’s Go Brandon” catchphrase appears to be making a comeback in recent days with UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal leading a crowd in the chant after losing his final professional fight in Miami Saturday night. The fighter heaped praise on former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and then asked the crowd to join him in chanting the anti- Biden slogan.
“And let’s take back — you know who, Let’s go Brandon motherf—er … replace him,” he shouted.
UFC Legend Jorge Masvidal leads “Let’s Go Brandon” Chants at UFC 287 PPV with President Trump cageside!
— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) April 9, 2023