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Republicans to troll Biden with 'Let's go Brandon' rally in Brandon, Vermont

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Republicans in Vermont are going to troll the president of the United States with a "Let's go Brandon" rally — to be held in the city of Brandon.

The anti-Biden chant has become a popular placeholder for the more vulgar chant sports fans have been using at college and professional games throughout the year. At a NASCAR event in October, a reporter interviewed driver Brandon Brown and mistakenly said the crowd was chanting "Let's go, Brandon!" instead of hurling expletives at President Joe Biden.

The reporter's mistake went viral, and ever since, people in the know who like to make fun of Biden have adopted "Let's go Brandon" as a clean, family-friendly way of doing so.

And with the president's approval rating tanking to the lowest levels since he assumed office, the Vermont GOP wants in on the fun.

"There is little doubt that President Biden is off to the worst start of any president since Jimmy Carter. Gas prices have nearly doubled, supply chains have been disrupted, nearly every business you go to is having staffing problems," the state party said in an announcement.

"While Biden is making it harder for the people of Brandon to fill their gas tanks, get groceries and shop - let's all pitch in to do something GOOD!"

The Republicans have invited people to come get their own "Let's go Brandon" bumper stickers, T-shirts, and hats at the rally. A portion of all sales will be donated to benefit the Brandon Area Emergency Food Shelf.

"Due to supply chain issues (Let's Go Brandon!) there are limited numbers and sizes of these items that will be ready and available for Saturday. But while supplies last you can reserve yours today, and pick it up at the rally. If we run out, you can order yours for delivery at a later date," the announcement said.

The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Central Park in Brandon on Nov. 13.

Not everyone appreciates the joke, however.

On Friday, NASCAR president Steve Phelps condemned the "Let's go Brandon" chant as politically divisive and said the company will pursue legal action against anyone who uses the NASCAR logo in association with the chant.

In late October, an Associated Press reporter generated national controversy after she called attention to a Southwest Airlines pilot who had said the words over the intercom before taking off. Some news and political commentators reacting online called for the pilot to be investigated by the Federal Aviation Association.

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