Last Updated on March 16, 2021
During an interview on Fox Primetime with host Maria Bartiromo, President Donald Trump made it absolutely clear that he recommends the Covid-19 vaccine shot to his supporters, even those who are reluctant or worried about potential side effects.
Trump’s advice comes just days after Biden medical advisor Anthony Fauci begged him to tell his supporters to take the vaccine.
“I know that you received the vaccine, Mrs. Trump also got the vaccine, would you recommend to our audience that they get the vaccine then?” Bartiromo asked.
“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, frankly, but again, we have our freedoms and we have to live by that and I agree with that also,” President Trump said. “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
During a recent appearance on Fox News, Fauci begged Trump to order his supporters to take the vaccine, claiming it is “absolutely inevitable that the vast majority of people who are his close followers would listen to him”:
During a recent appearance on Fox News, Biden medical advisor Anthony Fauci begged former President Donald Trump to tell his supporters to get the COVID-19 vaccination shot, lamenting a poll that allegedly shows lower vaccination rates among Republican men.
“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 Chris Wallace on Sunday.
“What is the problem here? This is a vaccine that is going to be lifesaving for millions of people,” He said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He added, “I mean, I just can’t comprehend what the reason for that is when you have a vaccine that’s 94-95% effective and it is very safe. I just don’t get it.”
President Trump has expressed skepticism about vaccines in the past. He once tweeted in 2014, “Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!”