• The figurines had yellow hair and long red tie, and held small signs with "Let's Go Brandon" slogan
  • "Let's Go Brandon" is the conservative's coded way of jeering at the president
  • The vendor selling the figurine has since removed the product from the store

A vendor at a U.S. military base shop was seen selling figurines with political messaging, including one showing former President Donald Trump holding an anti-Biden sign.

The vendor, who had set up shop nearby Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, sold wooden figurines of a bear designed to look like Trump. The figurines had yellow hair and long red tie, stood about a foot tall and held small signs with the conservative slogan, “Let’s Go Brandon.

The phrase is said to be often used by conservatives as a coded way of jeering at President Joe Biden. The slogan has since been used by protesters and on anti-Biden merchandise sold in the country.

The overt political message on the figurines sold in the Anchorage store prompted local officials to update their guidance on the items that they could and could not sell on the military base. The figurine has since been removed from the store, which officials have refused to name.

Under a 2020 guidance released by the Department of Defense, active-duty service members cannot overtly support politicians, causes or campaigns that could make the military appear partisan. Civilian Defense employees cannot participate in political activities at federal facilities.

“The Exchange routinely reviews products to determine their compliance with the Exchange’s prohibition from selling items that are illegal, promote the use of drugs or alcohol, contain racial/ethnic slurs, condone racial/ethnic supremacy or include words, symbols or scenes that are lewd, profane and vulgar,” Army & Air Force Exchange Service senior public affairs manager Chris ward told Anchorage Daily News.

The Exchange acts as a commercial broker tasked with overseeing all goods and services sold at the U.S. military facilities. These include fast-food chains, barber shops and merchants running concession stands to sell products to soldiers and civilians.

The phrase first became a conservative meme during a NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on Oct. 2. At the time, 28-year-old driver Brandon Brown was being interviewed by an NBC Sports reporter after winning his first Xfinity Series when the crowd began chanting, “F— Joe Biden” in the background. At the time, the reporter told Brown, "You can hear the chants from the crowd, 'Let's go, Brandon!'"

Former US president Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the nuclear pact in 2018
Former US president Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the nuclear pact in 2018 AFP / Andy JACOBSOHN