Former President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to get the COVID-19 vaccine, before noting each person has the freedom to decide.
“You know what? I believe totally in your freedoms. I do,” Trump said during a rally on Saturday in Alabama. “You’ve got to do what you have to do.”
However, he then added, “But I recommend, take the vaccines. I did it. It’s good. Take the vaccine.”
When the crowd began to boo, the former president said, “No, that’s OK. That’s alright.” He continued:
“You’ve got your freedoms, but I happen to take the vaccine. If it doesn’t work, you’ll be the first to know, OK? I’ll call up Alabama. I’ll say, ‘Hey, you know what?’ But it is working. But you do have your freedoms. You have to keep — you have to maintain that.”
Trump advises his audience in Alabama to take the Covid vaccine pic.twitter.com/aaxQfnnxoh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 22, 2021
Trump previously advocated for Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In March, he said during a Fox News interview, “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.”- READ MORE