A chance to talk to Joe and Jill Biden presented one conservative father with an irresistible opportunity to pull a hilarious prank.
The President played along cheerfully – apparently oblivious that he’d just insulted himself.
But now, the blue state dad who started it all is getting death threats from outraged Biden supporters.
Oregon father Jared Schmeck was chatting with the Bidens during the live NORAD Santa Tracker video broadcast on Christmas Eve when he closed out the call saying, “I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas as well. Merry Christmas and ‘Let’s go Brandon!’”
Jill Biden managed to maintain a perfect poker face while the President repeated, “Let’s go Brandon!” chuckling as he added, “I agree.”
Schmeck says his family calls into NORAD every year, but certainly didn’t expect to have his comments broadcast live, much less end up chatting with the President – and become a viral social media sensation.
Now the 35-year-old father of four and former police officer is receiving death threats.
During a CNN appearance senior editor of The Atlantic, Ron Brownstein, went as far as to say that Schmeck’s comment amounted to “insurrection.”
But, as a Fox News article pointed out, Donald Trump experienced far more aggressive, vulgar insults during his time in office with far less outrage expressed in defense of the President.
In fact, when a woman riding her bicycle flipped her finger at Trump’s passing motorcade, the Washington Post came to her defense after the government contractor she worked for fired her.
The bicyclist, Juli Briskman, ultimately, “used her newfound notoriety and sympathetic media coverage” to run for Loudoun County Virginia’s Board of Supervisors.
After she won that position, Fox News reports she got even “more kind news coverage.”
Meanwhile, Schmeck and his wife are facing all kinds of scrutiny from the national and international press.
“I have to say I thought it was really darn funny, we had a really good laugh about it,” Schmeck said on Steve Bannon’s War Room Pandemic podcast, “I’m proud of it . . . I am a Christian man. For me, it’s God first and foremost, I don’t follow any one man blindly.”
But Schmeck took issue with some media outlets reporting that he doesn’t support Trump saying, “Donald Trump is my President and he should still be President right now. The election was 100 percent stolen. I just want to make that clear. But ‘Let’s go Brandon’ is more than just ‘F Joe Biden.’ ‘Let’s go Brandon’ encompasses the entirety of our frustration with Joe Biden, the administration, the leftist mob, the cancel culture, the mainstream media.”
In addition to death threats, leftists in the media are trying to figure out every angle possible to go after Schmeck including speculating about where he works, whether he can be fired, or if he’s self-employed.
Someone has even been circulating divorce rumors, in spite of the fact that his wife thought the whole thing was hilarious and shared a video of her husband’s stunt on Instagram.
Naturally, nobody on the Left is talking about the biggest issue of all – the most powerful leader in the world can apparently be convinced to agree with absolutely anything if you use the right tone of voice when you’re chatting with him.
No doubt, foreign leaders are taking notes.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.