(Big League Politics) – President Joe Biden received an initial negative reception when he arrived to survey tornado damage in the community of Mayfield, Kentucky, with at least two people greeting the President with the iconic “Let’s Go Brandon” chant.
The chants occurred immediately after Biden exited a presidential vehicle amidst the massive damage the tornado inflicted on the town. More than 70 people died as a result of the tornadoes that struck swathes of Illinois and Kentucky on Friday night, with multiple fatalities occurring inside an Amazon warehouse in which managers refused to evacuate workers who were concerned over the incoming danger.
Two “Let’s go Brandon”s from the crowd as Biden gets out pic.twitter.com/1syheIGQx0
— Austin Horn (@_AustinHorn) December 15, 2021
Some Mayfield residents also followed Biden with pro-Donald Trump flags, in a scene similar to other Biden disaster appearances in other states.
Biden did pledge that the federal government would cover all costs of reconstruction in the battered tornado zone for thirty days, but it seems the damages that rural Kentucky and Illinois suffered might require more than a month’s repairs.
Video footage showed scenes of true devastation in Mayfield and Dawson Field, Kentucky.
President Biden surveying the tornado damage in downtown Mayfield, along with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Mayfield Mayor Kathy Stewart O’Nan #Mayfield #KentuckyTornado pic.twitter.com/7exI3kNYkk
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) December 15, 2021
This isn’t the first time that Biden has been greeted with a sour reception when arriving the survey the scenes of a natural disaster. Protestors at the scene of a tropical storm in Mansville, New Jersey demanded Biden’s resignation to his face in September, waving anti-Biden flags.
Any President would be obligated to visit the scene of a natural disaster such as that seen in Kentucky. Biden, who perhaps deserves some credit for appearing at the scene, quite obviously isn’t popular with the residents of the largely conservative area.