Since the vaccines were released, their effectiveness and safety have been constantly debated on social media and beyond. While former President Donald Trump may have been rather bland about his approach to masks and social distancing, he maintained the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, even after leaving the Oval Office in January 2021.
Recently, at a rally in Alabama, Trump received boos from the crowd when he encouraged everyone to get their COVID-19 shots. “I totally believe in your freedoms, yes you have to do what you have to do, but I recommend you get vaccinated,” Trump said at the rally, according to Yahoo! Finance. This reaction makes it clear that Trump’s hope of re-election seems a bit more difficult than it once was – many of his supporters don’t trust the COVID-19 vaccine.
In an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Trump revealed he received the Pfizer vaccine in January, although the public did not know he was vaccinated until months later in March. Trump and his wife, Melania, actually contracted COVID-19 in October 2020. The former president spent a few days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he received various treatments, including CNN. When asked if he would be ready to receive a recall, Trump told Yahoo! Finances he should wait and see. “If I felt it was necessary and let’s see where it all goes,” he said.