- The figures had yellow hair and long red ties, and held small signs with the slogan “Let’s Go Brandon”
- ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ is the Conservatives’ coded way of making fun of the President
- The seller selling the figurine has since removed the product from the store
A vendor at a US military base store was seen selling figurines with political messages, including one showing former President Donald Trump holding an anti-Biden sign.
The seller, who had settled near the Elmendorf-Richardson Joint Base in Anchorage, Alaska, sold wooden figurines of a bear designed to look like Trump. The figures had yellow hair and a long red tie, stood approximately one foot tall, and held small signs with the conservative “Let’s Go Brandon” slogan.
The phrase would often be used by Conservatives as a coded way of making fun of President Joe Biden. The slogan has since been used by protesters and on anti-Biden merchandise sold around the country.
The overt political message on the figurines sold in the Anchorage store prompted local officials to update their guidelines on what items they could and could not sell at the military base. The figurine has since been removed from the store, which officials have declined to name.
Under a 2020 directive issued by the Department of Defense, active duty members cannot openly support politicians, causes, or campaigns that might make the military appear partisan. Civil Defense employees cannot participate in political activities at federal facilities.
“The Exchange regularly reviews products to determine their compliance with the Exchange’s ban on selling illegal items, promoting drug or alcohol use, containing racial / ethnic slurs, tolerating racial / ethnic supremacy or include obscene words, symbols or scenes. , profane and vulgar, ”Chris Ward, senior director of public affairs for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, told Anchorage Daily News.
The Exchange acts as a commercial broker responsible for overseeing all goods and services sold at US military installations. These include fast food chains, barber shops, and merchants running concession stands to sell products to soldiers and civilians.
The phrase became a conservative meme during a NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on October 2. At the time, 28-year-old pilot Brandon Brown was being interviewed by an NBC Sports reporter after winning his first Xfinity series when the crowd started chanting “F— Joe Biden” in the background. At the time, the reporter told Brown, “You can hear the crowd chanting, ‘Let’s go, Brandon! “”