Rep. Boebert does her version of Ocasio-Cortez’s Met dress: ‘Let’s Go Brandon’
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) took inspiration from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) “Tax the Rich” dress, putting her own spin on formalwear with a message to meet former President Trump on Thursday.
The first-term lawmaker wore a red dress emblazoned with the anti-Biden stand-in “Let’s Go Brandon” to her meeting with Trump at Mar-a-Lago and posted the photo on Twitter with the caption “It’s not a phrase, it’s a movement!”
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 5, 2021
“It’s not just a phrase, it’s a movement, right? And people are sick and tired of this administration and all the destructive things they’ve done, especially to our economy, and the way that they express that right now is with ‘Let’s go, Brandon,’” Boebert’s communication director Ben Stout told The Hill in a statement.
“The meeting with President Trump went phenomenal. The dress made President Trump smile. He loved it. Congresswoman Boebert has been a leader of the Make America Great Again movement and a leader for pushing President Trump’s agenda forward in Congress. And so the meeting went phenomenally well,” Stout said.
“They discussed how destructive the Biden administration has been and the importance of putting President Trump’s policies in place so that we can get America back on track,” he added.
“Let’s go, Brandon” was initially said in reference to NASCAR driver Brandon Brown, though its fans are using it as a substitute for a vulgar phrase about President Biden.
The saying went viral after Brown was interviewed by Kelli Stavast after a race. In the background of the interview, the crowd in the stands could be heard chanting, “f— Joe Biden.“
“As you can hear the chants from the crowd — ‘Let’s go, Brandon,’” Stavast said while speaking with Brown on live television.
The meme has taken off on social media and has been used by a number of high-ranking Republicans, including Rep. Jeff Duncan (S.C.) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
The Trump campaign team sent out an email last month selling “Let’s Go Brandon” T-shirts for donations of $45 or more.
Ocasio-Cortez wore her original “Tax the Rich” dress to the Met Gala in September.
—Updated at 3:13 p.m.