On Wednesday, former president Donald Trump told the Daily Wire host that not only he came up with the three vaccines but that the vaccines, “all are very, very good.” He was referring to the three vaccines—Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines whose development took place under his administration.
When conservative host Candace Owens said that more people had died under COVID in the current year under Biden than under his administration although more people took the vaccine, so people were questioning how and before the host could complete Trump interjected with his views on the vaccine.
Trump said that the vaccines work and that those who got very sick and had to be hospitalized were the ones who did not take the vaccines but he added that it was still their choice.
He continued defending the efficacy of vaccines and said that the results of the vaccine were very good and that even if people got COVID after taking vaccines, it was a mild infection and that “people aren’t dying when they take the vaccine.”
Clips from Trump’s interview were used to promote vaccinations among Americans. Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary as well as anti-Trump Republican representative Peter Meijer reposted the video and asked Americans to get vaccinated.
In the interview, Trump also said that mandates have to be forgotten and that people had to have their freedom. He said that at the same time, the “vaccine” was one of the “greatest achievements of mankind.”
Earlier, the 45th president of the U.S. had said that he had also received a booster shot and had urged Americans to take credit that his administration had introduced vaccines to the nation and that vaccines had saved millions of lives.
Vaccinations and booster shots are once again at the forefront as the newest variant omicron is responsible for more than 70 percent of the new infections of COVID-19. The number of hospitalizations and deaths across the nation are slowly increasing although they are well below the 2020 winter peak.