Former President called into Tuesday where he addressed the hesitancy of many of his supporters to get the vaccination. While there is opposition to the vaccine among many groups, it’s most prevalent among Republicans. According to a recent , a third of Republicans say they will not get vaccinated, compared to only about 10% of Democrats who feel the same. Another poll showed that say they will not get the vaccine.
Some of the vaccine hesitancy among Republicans may be due to those in conservative media questioning its safety. Less than 24 hours before Trump recommended getting the vaccine to the audience, was raising questions about the vaccine on Fox News.
Trump has been largely silent on the vaccine in recent weeks, despite he and former First Lady getting at the White House in January. But despite his previous silence, Trump is now attempting to quell any apprehension among his supporters.
Asked if he would recommend that viewers get the vaccine, Trump replied, “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. But it’s a great vaccine. It’s a safe vaccine and it’s something that works.”
While Trump was the only living former U.S. president not to appear in a assuring Americans that the vaccine is safe and urging them to get it as soon as it’s available, Trump now echoed that sentiment.
“It works incredibly well,” Trump said. “95%, maybe even more than that. It works incredibly well, and it’s really saving our country and it’s saving, frankly, the world.”
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