The dad-of-four who told President Biden the infamous catchphrase ‘Let’s Go Brandon!’ during the NORAD Santa Tracker event with first lady Jill Biden on Friday is said that he was joking.
Jared Schmeck, a 35-year-old former police officer and electric company worker from Oregon, told the president “let’s go Brandon” which means ‘f**k Joe Biden’ on Friday.
After the moment went viral, later said he ‘meant no disrespect’ and is ‘not a Trumper’ but a ‘free-thinker and follower of Jesus Christ.’
‘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.
Schmeck works at Winema Electric with several other family numbers. The company’s homepage says it’s ‘grounded in Christian values.’
The Oregon man recorded his end of the conversation and posted it to his YouTube channel soon after the phone call ended. It has already gotten more than 110,000 views.
The first couple hosted kids and their parents in the South Court Auditorium and talked to people virtually Friday.
Schmeck, beaming in from Oregon, said ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ after his kids told the president what they wanted from Santa Claus.