(by Chris Menahan | Information Liberation) – Former president Donald Trump, who just four months ago said boosters were “crazy” and a “money-making operation,” told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that he got his booster shot to boos from a crowd and said “you’re playing right into their hands” if you doubt the shots.
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From Business Insider:
“Look, we did something that was historic,” [Trump] said. “We saved tens of millions of lives worldwide. We, together, all of us, not me.”
He added that without the vaccine, millions more people would have died from the virus.
“I think this would have been the Spanish flu of 1917, where up to 100 million people died,” he said. “This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right now.”
The Spanish flu happened at a time where there was little sanitation, millions of soldiers living together in close quarters and no anti-viral drugs or antibiotics.
He then told his supporters to “take credit” for the vaccine, saying they shouldn’t “let them take it away.”
“You’re playing right into their hands when you’re sort of, like, ‘Oh, the vaccine,'” he said, referring to those of his supporters who have expressed hesitancy about or opposition to the vaccine.
“If you don’t want to take it, you shouldn’t be forced to take it — no mandates,” he added. “But take credit because we saved tens of millions of lives.”
The former president went on to declare that he had gotten a booster shot himself, which elicited booing and jeering from the audience.
“Don’t. Don’t. Don’t,” Trump said of those booing. “That’s all right. It’s a very tiny group up there.”
Could this scene be any more cringe?
The “outsider” who campaigned on having Robert F. Kennedy Jr. set up a panel to investigate vaccine safety (only to go back on his pledge after Pfizer donated a million dollars towards his inauguration) is now teamed up with Bill “The Shill” O’Reilly for CringeFest 2020.
On Sunday, Trump said he didn’t fire Anthony Fauci because he was afraid “the left” would criticize him.
NEW – Trump: “I didn’t… because if you fire him [Fauci] you’re going to have a firestorm on the Left.”pic.twitter.com/GUpiXMlxJc
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