The man who trolled Joe Biden on live TV into saying “Let’s Go Brandon” on Christmas Eve joined Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast to explain his thinking behind the epic prank.
Jared Schmeck, a former Oregon police officer, explained to the former White House Chief Strategist on Monday why he chose to voice his discontent with Biden on global television through the anti-Biden chant.
“Once I realized it was on global television, I was pretty surprised, and I have to say I thought it was pretty darn funny. We had a really good laugh about it,” Schmeck told Bannon.
“I know it was said in a joking manner, a humorous manner, but it’s a very serious thing, and it was one way for me to, like, ‘Man, I got a chance to voice my disapproval of this man and his administration,’ so I’m proud of it.”
Schmeck elaborated on what the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant means to him as an outraged U.S. Republican voter, citing the 2020 election that “was 100 percent stolen”, the “debacle in Afghanistan”, and rampant inflation.
“‘Let’s Go Brandon’ encompasses the entirety of our frustration with Joe Biden, the administration, the leftist mob, the cancel culture, the mainstream media – they’re the ones who made this a thing,” Schmeck said.
“As conservatives, we’re able to find humor in this, but there’s terrible things going on,” he continued. “We’ve got the debacle in Afghanistan…we’ve got supply chain issues, we’ve got the inflation rate, we’ve got terrible policies on abortion…the border crisis, the federal mandates regarding vaccines, I mean, there’s more than I could even say.”
Schmeck also explained how the media had tried to falsely portray him as anti-Trump.
“For me, it’s God first and foremost. I don’t follow any one man blindly,” he said. “Some of the media has run with that and said that I don’t support Donald Trump. That’s absolutely false. Donald Trump is my president, and he should still be my president right now. The election was 100 percent stolen. So I just want to make that clear.”
After getting Biden to say “Let’s Go Brandon” on Friday, Schmeck was doxxed on social media and claimed he received “vague” death threats.
The left of course is demonizing Schmeck as a right-wing extremist for criticizing Biden to his face, despite them waging a years-long crusade of openly violent rhetoric against former President Donald Trump for over four years.