Donald Trump recently disclosed to his followers at a rally that he has just received the COVID-19 booster shot. Unfortunately, this didn’t sit well with some of Trump’s fans and they started booing their beloved former president.
After telling an unmasked crowd at Dallas’ American Airlines Centre that he had received a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine, Trump revealed the truth at the final stop on “The History Tour” along with former Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly.
“Look, we did something that was historic, we saved tens of millions of lives worldwide when we, together, all of us, we got a vaccine done. This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right now, take credit for it, it’s great, what we’ve done is historic. Don’t let them take it away,” Trump stated.
“You’re playing right into their hands” when you doubt the vaccine, Trump added.
While the reaction to those comments seemed unappreciated, the crowd erupted into cheers when Trump admitted that he is against vaccine mandates.
“If you don’t want to take it, you shouldn’t be forced to take it, no mandates but take credit, don’t let them take that away from you,” he said.
'You’re playing right into their hands' when you doubt the vaccine, President Trump says. pic.twitter.com/xJc7JTL0cR— No Spin News (@NoSpinNews) December 20, 2021
Trump mentioned Operation Warp Speed, his successful vaccine-development drive, a lot during the 2020 campaign. His unabashed endorsement Sunday of vaccines is noteworthy, given the widespread mistrust Trump voters have about them. This is also in direct contrast to how many Republican officials talk about vaccines now, including Florida governor Ron Desantis who could be Trump’s rival in 2024. DeSantis, once a vocal advocate for the jabs, has since gone in the opposite direction and stated that he only received the “normal shot” and not a booster.
Thanks to the tireless work of Operation Warp Speed and the partnership it struck with Pfizer, HHS & the Military in July to support distribution + logistics, Pfizer can massively scale production and nationwide delivery of +100 M doses of the vaccine! 🇺🇸https://t.co/zrzd31XyT7— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 9, 2020
As the United States faces an increase in the highly contagious Omicron variant, the government is urging eligible Americans to obtain booster shots as soon as possible. Moderna and Pfizer both stated that the booster shots for their COVID-19 vaccines offer protection against this new strain. Preliminary evidence suggests that it is more resistant to vaccines than other versions.