Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has embraced "Let's go Brandon."
The Republican governor on Thursday picked the small Tampa suburb of Brandon as the site of a bill signing ceremony, trolling President Joe Biden with a reference to what has become a stand-in for swearing at the president.
The “Let's Go Brandon” line — code for “F—- Joe Biden" — has grown in popularity among Republicans who want to boost their conservative credentials.
The governor has waged a legal and media campaign against the president over White House vaccine mandates. Running for reelection and eyeing a potential 2024 presidential run, DeSantis has become one of the nation’s most prominent Republicans by opposing public health guidelines during the pandemic.
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The DeSantis campaign said it picked Brandon as the place to sign a legislative package meant to hobble coronavirus vaccine mandates pushed by the Biden administration.
DeSantis sidestepped a question about the ceremony's location.
"I think that Brandon, Florida, is a great American city,” DeSantis said, smiling as a “Let's go Brandon" chant broke out in the crowd.