Trump Explains Reason For Revealing He Took COVID Booster Shot
Former President Donald Trump stated that the reason he decided to go ahead and reveal that he had taken the COVID-19 booster shot is that he “must tell the truth.”
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what “transparency” looks like. Too bad the current administration has no concept of what that means.
Trump explained his reasoning for the revelation in a handwritten note that was sent out on Monday, addressed to Maggie Haberman, a reporter for the New York Times who reached out to a spokesperson asking why Trump “switched his message on the vaccine/booster.”
“Maggie — Must tell the truth,” Trump said in his letter, “and very proud to have produced the 3 vaccines so quickly – Millions of lives saved worldwide. Best Wishes Donald.”
The former president revealed he received the booster when he was asked during an appearance with Bill O’Reilly in Dallas last weekend.
Trump responded by saying, “Yes,” which made a few folks in the crowd boo. The former president then waved his hand, grinned, and said, “Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t…”
He pointed off to his left and said, “There’s a very tiny group over there.”
The former president reminded the crowd that his administration worked to get a COVID-19 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.”
Trump was cheered loudly after he said he opposed vaccine mandates.
“If you don’t want to take it, you shouldn’t be forced to take it,” he said to the crowd.
In a Fox News interview that aired Sunday, Trump criticized President Joe Biden’s work in fighting COVID-19.
“Biden was going to do a wonderful job on COVID, right? … He’s done a horrible job,” Trump said during a conversation with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “Look at what’s gone on. Today we set a record on cases, a record,” he said in an apparent reference to New York state’s record spike in positive cases of the virus.