“The current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants,” the Post’s piece claims, is “far more vulgar and widespread” than the heated responses recent presidents such as Donald Trump and Barack Obama have faced.
The president has been greeted at multiple events by protesters sporting vulgar signs. The term ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ has also become a popular phrase among critics, popping up in viral videos and at numerous sporting events – it began as a reporter misinterpreting “f**k Joe Biden” for “let’s go, Brandon” at a NASCAR event earlier this month.
The Post goes deeper than this, detailing the divisive response Biden recently faced when visiting his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was greeted by critics holding signs with messages like ‘F**k Joe Biden’ and ‘F**k you for voting for him’.
According to the Post, Trump’s frequent use of profanity and insults as president could have fueled this new wave of Biden resentment.
Other examples cited in the piece include a woman in New Jersey, ordered by the city to take down multiple anti-Biden banners as they broke city ordinances. A state court, however, later ruled that the woman can exercise her freedom of speech and keep the signs up, vacating an order by a lower municipal court.
Despite the numerous examples of the “vulgar taunts” Biden is facing as president, the Post’s piece did not provoke an outpouring of sympathy for the Democrat, with many conservatives citing similar treatment Trump faced during his presidency, some of it arguably worse, such as the popular ‘F**k Donald Trump’ rap song played at numerous protests and comedian Kathy Griffin’s infamous photo shoot holding a bloody, mock version of Trump’s severed head.
“I don’t know what prevents a Washington Post reporter from doing a 30 second google search, or why they sit down to write an entire ‘Mean Sign’ piece about Joe Biden unless they themselves are personally offended on his behalf,” conservative pundit Stephen L. Miller tweeted.
“America, the Washington Post is VERY disappointed in you,” commentator Brian Ruff tweeted.
“Remember the woman who flipped off Trump and WaPo made her a hero? Where was the ‘Muh civility’ crowd then?” another user added, referencing a story by the Post asking if a woman losing her job was “fair” after she was photographed giving Trump the middle finger in 2017.
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