By CBSMiami.com Team

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis is defending his embrace of the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon.”

It’s used by Trump supporters as a euphemism for an obscenity followed by Joe Biden.

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Last week to cheers and laughter, DeSantis referred to the president’s team as the “Brandon administration.”

“Let me ask you how he’s treated us,” he said. “Look, I think it’s a joke. But honestly one of the reasons that has taken on is because a lot of your folks in the national media, they get very sensitive to it.”

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He added, “I think the reason it’s caught on because it needles the national media a little bit. Look, they’ve become very partisan. They were very much against Trump, they’re very much a head of Biden. So I think we view it as fun.”

On Monday, in a rare sit down interview outside conservative media, he spoke with the CBS station in Palm Beach.

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This all started at a NASCAR race when an obscene chant about President Biden could be heard as a driver named Brandon Brown was being interviewed and the NBC sports reporter said it sounded like “let’s go Brandon.”

CBSMiami.com Team