Likely didn’t want to deal with optics of crowd chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” to him in stadium.By contrast, former President Trump attended the game from 2016-2020 to raucous cheers.
Joe Biden snubbed the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, opting instead to remain in his home state of Delaware.
The internet couldn’t help but notice Biden’s absence at the Army-Navy game at the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey, which has been customarily attended by former U.S. presidents.
One of the likely reasons Biden snubbed the patriotic event is to avoid the risk of standing in a stadium in front of tens of thousands of people chanting “Let’s Go Brandon!”, a euphemism for “Fuck Joe Biden.”
“Let’s Go Brandon” and “Fuck Joe Biden” chants have erupted at numerous college football games across the country in recent months as his COVID an spending policies have resulted in inflation, rising gas prices, and supply chain breakdowns.
By contrast, former President Trump enjoyed epic tributes from soldiers and spectators alike during the Army-Navy games, which he attended every year as president except for 2017.
From the Times Herald-Record:
Donald Trump attended the game from 2016-20 (the first as president-elect). Harry Truman attended six consecutive years (1945-50) and again in 1952 fresh out of office. George W. Bush attended in 2001, 2004 and 2008.
The first U.S. president to attend Army-Navy was Theodore Roosevelt in 1901 and 1905. Woodrow Wilson was there in 1913. Calvin Coolidge was at the 1924 game.
Gerald Ford attended in 1974, the first president to do so since John F. Kennedy in 1961-62. Bill Clinton attended in 1996 and Barack Obama in 2011.
As of this writing, the Biden administration has not even acknowledged the game taking place.
But remember, Biden “won” by 81 million votes!