Donald Trump reveals he’s had his Covid booster
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Donald Trump appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s “No Spin News” programme where he was interviewed about his time in office and the current political situation in America. But as the conversation inevitably turned to the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Trump, who has refrained from promoting the vaccination programme in the past, admitted that he had received his booster shot. Some members of the audience were heard booing as the Republican shot them down, later telling them they should own the success of saving people’s lives and not “play into their hands”.
Speaking on No Spin News which was hosted in Dallas, Texas, Mr O’Reilly said: “Both the President and I are vaxxed, did you get the booster?”
Mr Trump bluntly replied “Yes” before the audience reacted with a mix of cheers and boos.
Mr O’Reilly tried to calm down the audience but the former President took charge and said: “Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, [it’s coming from a] very tiny group over there.”
Later on, a clip was shared on the No Spin News Twitter page which sees Mr Trump discuss the vaccination programme in depth where he urged the American public to be proud of the lives they have saved.
He continued: “Look, we did something that was historic, we saved tens of millions of lives worldwide. We, together, all of us, not me…
“Take credit for it. Take credit for it. It’s great. What we’ve done is historic. Don’t let them take it away. Don’t take it away from yourselves.
“You are playing right into their hands when you’re sort of like ‘Oh the vaccine’.
“If you don’t want to take it, you shouldn’t be forced to take it. No mandates. But take credit, because we saved tens of millions of lives. Take credit. Don’t let them take that away from you.”
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Mr Trump said in mid-2020 that the coronavirus will “go away without a vaccine” and has been slow in taking up the vaccine himself and urging others to do so.
The former President contracted the virus and received his first vaccine just before he left office.
Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal in September that he was unlikely to get the booster jab but has now revealed he has gone ahead to get one.
He said: “I’ll look at stuff later on… I’m not against it, but it’s probably not for me.”
Mr Trump also saw boos and jeers back in August during a rally in Alabama where he urged the audience to come forward for their jabs
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He said: “I believe totally in your freedoms. I do. You’ve got to do what you have to do. But I recommend, take the vaccines. I did it. It’s good. Take the vaccines.
“You got your freedoms but I happened to take the vaccine. If it doesn’t work, you’ll be the first to know, OK?”
The White House issued a stern warning on Monday where a statement condemned the unvaccinated who would expect “death” and “severe illness” this winter.
It read: “We are intent on not letting Omicron disrupt work and school for the vaccinated. You’ve done the right thing, and we will get through this.
“For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.”
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