Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for COVID-19 vaccinations and chastised “gutless” politicians who refused to reveal if they had been boosted.
Trump declared in an interview with the far-right One America News Network that he was pro-vaccination and had “absolutely no negative effects”
after having his booster injection.
The interview was pre-recorded on Monday at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago property in Florida and aired on OAN on Tuesday night.
Trump also chastised politicians who were evasive about receiving their COVID-19 booster injections.
“Several politicians — I was watching a couple of politicians being questioned, and one of the things they were asked was, ‘Did you get the booster?’
since they got the vaccination. And they’re all responding in the same way — that is, the answer is yes, but they don’t want to admit it because they’re weak”
Trump said Dan Ball, the host of the OAN.
“You have to say it, say whether you have it or not. But the truth is that I believe the vaccination has saved the lives of millions of people throughout the world.” Trump did not identify the politicians he accused of failing to disclose their vaccination status.
However, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Trump friend, and likely 2024 candidate were scolded last month for refusing to say whether he’d been boosted.
When questioned by Fox News, DeSantis stated: “So I did whatever I did.
The standard shot, and at the end of the day, it’s up to people to decide what they want to do.”
Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, has likewise sent confusing signs.
After Abbott tested positive for Coronavirus in July, NBC News claimed that he had informed individuals he had had a booster shot,
but his spokesman told The Texas Tribune that she was “oblivious of any booster.”
Many members of Trump’s base are opposed to COVID-19 immunization. Last month, Trump instructed his followers not to boo him when he revealed in a live interview that he had taken a booster injection.