Earlier this week, President Donald Trump spoke extensively to the New York Post, and urged his supporters to take one of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines first developed by his administration’s Operation Warp Speed. Now, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is celebrating the former President’s rhetoric.
“I’m all in favor of the vaccine,” President Trump told the Post on Thursday. “It’s one of the great achievements, a true miracle, and not only for the United States. We’re saving tens of millions of lives throughout the world. We’re saving entire countries.” He added that, after he received the vaccine, he did not even experience the adverse symptoms that many Americans feel for days. “Not even a bit of arm soreness,” he said. “It’s pretty amazing stuff.”
Now, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, routinely a critic of President Trump who has publicly derided the President’s policies while he was in office, “applauds” President Trump for urging his supporters to take the controversial vaccines. “I am glad he did that,” said de Blasio, who even the Post notes is “normally a fierce critic of the former commander-in-chief.” De Blasio added, “We gotta speak to everyone, we gotta tell everyone it’s so important to get vaccinated, including folks who had doubts.”
President Trump has often incorrectly claimed that the vaccine would help working Americans return to a normal life. However, the CDC now claims that Americans must continue to social distance, wear masks, and eat alone even after taking the vaccine, and numerous countries and American cities – including New York – are developing vaccine passports that will be required to enter public areas. The Biden regime is developing its own vaccine passport system that will be enforced using the weight and power of corporate America, rather than the often unpopular federal government. Some Republican governors have banned such passports, including President Trump’s governor in Florida, Ron DeSantis.
After leaving the White House, the former President first spoke publicly in favor of the controversial vaccines after Anthony Fauci appeared on Fox News and begged him to do so. “If he came out and said, ‘Go and get vaccinated. It’s really important for your health, the health of your family and the health of the country,’ it seems absolutely inevitable that the vast majority of people who are his close followers would listen to him,” Fauci told Fox News’s Chris Wallace on March 15.
Only one day later, President Trump appeared on Fox News and apparently took Fauci’s advice. I would recommend it and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly, but again, we have our freedoms and we have to live by that and I agree with that also,” President Trump said in an appearance on Fox News on March 16. “But, it is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works.”
#BREAKING — Trump urges Americans to get the COVID vaccine: "I would. I would recommend it and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don't want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me…It is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works." pic.twitter.com/QYOlyqQJJg
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 16, 2021