‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Dad Says Family is Facing Death Threats
The following is a partial transcript of Todd’s interview with Jared Schmeck, the Oregon father who slipped in a “Let’s Go Brandon,” message to President Biden on Christmas Eve. Schmeck told Todd that he and hs family have faced threats of physical violence. Click here to listen to the full interview.
TODD: [00:24:40] I want you to describe to our listeners what kind of threats you’ve been getting and what are people on the other side doing?
SCHMECK: [00:25:06] Well, I’ve been yes, I’ve been getting attacked pretty profusely, not just not just me. My wife’s been getting attacked, my family, our business, the phones were ringing off the hook. We’ve we’ve had the review bombing on Google. We’ve had people trying to hack into our website, into our email addresses, signing our company, email addresses up for vulgar content. A huge variety of things along with physical threats, threatened threats to come to my my home people are listing my address online. It’s been pretty relentless.
TODD: [00:25:45] I’m curious about about the president. Do you? I mean, do you have feelings one way or the other about Biden, his policies?
SCHMECK: [00:25:55] Well, I completely disapprove of Biden and his policies, and honestly, I mean, let’s go, Brandon encompasses more than what everyone is focused on. It encompasses our our frustration with him and his administration from the issues in Afghanistan. I mean, there’s people still trapped over their lives lost. The border crisis, the supply chain issues the federal mandates regarding vaccines. And now we find out that he doesn’t have a plan for that. I saw no plan Joe trending this morning. And on top of that, this administration is has been absolutely horrible in regards to abortion. I take a strong stance on being pro-life, and they are the exact opposite of that. And you’re right when you said you take it as a humorous, joking way of handling that frustration. The reason I’m able to do that, I don’t think that that the mainstream media understands this or that or the people that are ridiculing me understand this. The reason that I’m able to have a sense of humor is so many of us are because our faith in our government, it’s not in Joe Biden, it’s not even in Donald Trump. This is our faith, isn’t God. And we we know how this all ends, but we have to fight for what we have when we’re here. And if we don’t, they will sweep it right out from under us.
TODD: [00:27:16] We’re talking with Jared Schmeck on the Patriot Mobile newsmaker line. Jared going back to the Trump years when the same people that are coming after you, CNN, MSDNC, The New York Times, they were out there celebrating people that were literally saying F-you to President Trump, you know, flipping off the president, pretending to assassinate him during a Shakespeare production in Central Park. I mean, the list goes on and on and on. So their hypocrisy is really laughable at this point.
SCHMECK: [00:27:50] I agree, I agree completely.
TODD: [00:27:54] So where do you go from here? I know you’re making the rounds last night, a great interview on Newsmax TV with with Greg Kelly. What does experience been like for you?
SCHMECK: [00:28:04] Well, you know, it’s it’s been busy and quite the whirlwind, but with the people that I’ve talked to and I have some more interviews later today, the thing that’s really stood out to me and my family is that all of you guys that fight this fight every single day to give us a voice and to stand up for what’s right. You’re all very genuine people and just just real people, and it’s very enlightening and motivating to actually be able to speak with people like you and see what you’re like. You know, outside of the radio programs and on TV and whatnot. And I just I want to thank you for everything that you do because it’s you guys are making a huge difference and you’re giving us the voice that that we need to to fight this tyranny.
TODD: [00:28:57] What do you think about President Trump? I know that you were wearing a MAGA hat the other night.
SCHMECK: [00:29:08] I love the man and his family. And the reason being is because he. He says what needs to be said and he does what needs to be done, and he stands up for us and he stands up for God every single day and the ridicule that he met throughout his, I mean, it’s a it’s a miracle that he was able to accomplish what he did in the in the face of all of the ridicule that they threw at him throughout his entire presidency. And he’s just a very strong man, and I believe God put him in that place for a reason. And look, what’s happened. I mean, we. We have the conservatives have always been known to be quiet and I mean, you have your silent majority and now we have a voice. And I think it scares the left and they’re intimidated by it. And so that’s why they respond the way they do in the nasty way that they do, because they don’t know Jesus. And so I pray, I pray for all of them. I pray for President Biden. I pray for every single person that’s ridiculing me that they will come to Jesus through this. And, you know, I just I pray that we’re able to glorify his name above anything else, you know?
TODD: [00:30:26] And I want to follow up with that in just a moment. But just think about this, Jared. The amount of hate and ridicule that you’ve been getting over the past day or so. Imagine that being your life for five, six, seven years. That’s what Donald Trump’s been going through every day of his life with these people.
SCHMECK: [00:30:43] Yes. Yes. And it’s a real testament to his strength that he just keeps going. Now he brushes it off and keeps going.