Former President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he had received the booster shot for the coronavirus vaccine.
Trump made the announcement while sitting down for a chat with journalist Bill O’Reilly during an appearance in Dallas, having been asked if he had gotten the booster shot.
“Yes,” Trump responded while on stage, according to a tweet from O’Reilly’s No Spin News
When a few folks in the audience booed, the former president smiled and then waved his hand, saying, “don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t…”
“There’s a very tiny group over there,” trump said while pointing off to his left.
Trump and O’Reilly were at the American Airlines Center where they made the final stop on “The History Tour,” a four-day trip of cities in Florida and Texas.
The former president reminded the crowd that his administration worked to get a COVID vaccine developed in less than a year as part of Operation Warp Speed.
“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,” Trump said, Newsweek reported. “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.”
“You’re playing right into their hands [when you doubt the vaccine,]” the former president added.
However, Trump made it clear that while he himself got the booster shot, he’s against forcing others to get the vaccine through mandates.
“If you don’t want to take it, you shouldn’t be forced to take it,” he said to the crowd.
Trump told Yahoo Finance back in October that both he and wife Melania received the Pfizer vaccine. The Trump family was infected with the coronavirus back in the fall of 2020, with the president’s case being severe enough to warrant hospitalization.
At the end of the day, what matters here is that Trump is all about freedom of choice. That’s all we want. The freedom to chose whether or not to get a vaccine. Very simple stuff.