Covid-19: Trump calls on Americans to get vaccinated
Donald and Melania Trump were vaccinated against Covid-19, secretly in January, a few weeks before they left the White House.
UNITED STATES – Change of tone from the former US president. Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on Tuesday, March 16, despite the strong reluctance of some of them.
“I recommend it, and I recommend it to those who don’t want it, and many of those voted for me,” Trump said on Fox News. “It’s an excellent vaccine , it’s a vaccine that is safe and that works,” he insisted.
On Monday, Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the White House, had joked about the lack of involvement of the former Republican president in the mobilization in favor of vaccination.
“All the other living ex-presidents (…) got involved in awareness campaigns, they did not need a formal invitation,” she said.
Joe Biden for his part had felt that this was not the most important question.
“I talked about it with my team. They explain that what doctors or local officials say matters more than what Trump might say, ”he said.
Donald and Melania Trump vaccinated in January
Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama: four former American presidents have mobilized in recent weeks with a very simple common message: get yourself vaccinated. Donald Trump, he stayed away from this initiative
Donald and Melania Trump got vaccinated in January, a few weeks before they left the White House. But the information was not revealed by their relatives until several weeks later.
Asked about a possible candidacy for the White House in 2024, the ex-president remained elusive. “According to all the polls, they want me to be a candidate again,” he said. “But I’ll watch, we’ll see,” he added.