‘I would recommend it’: Trump tells his supporters to get the COVID vaccine after 50% of GOP voters said they will NEVER get shots: Slams Biden for taking credit for Operation Warp Speed
- The former president appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s show on Fox on Tuesday
- Trump, 74, spoke to the host via telephone from his Mar-a-Lago home
- He told his supporters he thought they should get vaccinated against COVID
- He attacked Joe Biden for taking credit for the vaccination progress in the U.S.
- Trump said efforts by him and his team had helped in ‘saving, frankly, the world’
The former president, 74, was vaccinated before leaving the White House on January 20.
On Tuesday night he told Fox News that he thought everyone should take their chance to be vaccinated.
Asked by host Maria Bartiromo if he would recommend the vaccination, he replied: ‘I would. I would recommend it and 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.’
Donald Trump appeared on Fox News on Tuesday night and said he advised getting the vaccine
Trump noted that ‘we have our freedoms and we have to live by that and I agree with that also.’
He continued: ‘But it is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works.’
A third of Republicans said in a CBS poll that they would not be vaccinated, compared with 10 per cent of Democrats – and another 20 percent of Republicans said they were unsure. Other polls have found similar trends.
Trump said he was proud of having pushed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the vaccines in record time, which he said was of global significance.
‘What I did with the FDA is I forced them to move quickly, and with the vaccine done in nine months instead of five years,’ he said.
‘I don’t think it ever would have been done, frankly, because according to the rules and regulations, they would have never had it.
‘We got a vaccine done in nine months.
‘Fortunately, that is not only going to save our country, it’s going to save the world.’