So much for “Minnesota nice.”
President Joe Biden received an ugly welcome in the Land of 10,000 Lakes Tuesday when his motorcade passed dozens of protesters who held vulgar signs dissing the commander-in-chief.
Some of the demonstrators waved campaign flags for former President Donald Trump.
One sign said “FJB” in an apparent abbreviation of “F–k Joe Biden.”
“A less coded version just outright said ‘F–k you Biden’ with the U in the F word cleverly drawn to look like a middle finger,” reported White House pool correspondent Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News.
“A real middle finger attached to a somewhat rough looking middle age man with a beard was upraised as motorcade passed,” Gillman added.
The pool reporter also noted that other signs displayed various messages including “You Suck,” “High Gas – C’mon man,” and “Trump still president.”
At least one person wore a shirt reading “Let’s Go Brandon” — a slogan used as a bowdlerized stand-in for “F— Joe Biden.” The same message appeared on signs and at least one large flag.
The large protest followed similar displays during recent Biden trips to other states he won in last year’s presidential election — including Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
Last week, a Nantucket man flipped Biden’s motorcade the bird on Thanksgiving. And at least one house near Biden’s vacation home on the Massachusetts island had a “Let’s Go Brandon” banner hanging in public view.
In September, North Jersey residents heckled Biden and also gave his motorcade middle fingers. “Resign, you tyrant!” one man shouted as Biden toured a storm-damaged neighborhood.
And last month, Biden told a child on a Connecticut playground that “I like kids better than people” — as a crowd nearby bellowed “F–k Joe Biden!”
In Minnesota, a wide range of issues were raised by anti-Biden protesters.
One protester opposed to Biden’s nearly $2 trillion social spending plan held a sign that said “Build Back Broke,” while anti-COVID-19 vaccine activists brandished a sign with a red slash mark through a hypodermic needle and the message “STOP THE EXPERIMENT NOW!”
Gillman reported that there was a smattering of support for Biden along the road as well.
One person held a sign that said “Let’s Go Joe” and another said “Welcome to Rosemount.”
Biden made the trip to promote his recently signed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.