Donald Trump revealed on Sunday that he has received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
The former US president confirmed the news during Sunday’s question-and-answer session in Dallas on Bill O’Reilly’s “History Tour”.
a Video The press event was shared on social media by O’Reilly’s new outfit, No Spin News, and it appears that a small portion of the audience at the event is shouting in response to his admission.
“The president and I are both waxed, and, did you get the booster?” O’Reilly asked Trump, to which he replied, “Yes.” O’Reilly then said, “I got it too.”
His responses prompted audible exclamations from some members of the audience, at which point the former president began to wave his hand and exclaim, “Oh, no, no, no!” Attributing the negative feedback to “very small group over there” before pointing them out.
The Epoch Times has contacted a Trump spokesman for more information about his decision to get the booster shot.
In long video Later posted by No Spin News, Trump said that his administration and the American people did “something that was historic” by creating the vaccine and “saved millions of lives around the world”.
“We made a vaccine in less than nine months, which was going to take five to twelve years. Because of that vaccine, millions and millions of people. I think it would have been the Spanish flu of 1917 where 100 million people died, it was going to destroy the country more than what it is now,” he said.
He then urged the audience to “take credit for it”, saying that “what we’ve done is historic. Don’t let them take it away. Don’t take it away from you. You’re playing right in their hands when you’. Oh the Vaccine.
Trump, however, said that those who do not want to get the vaccine should not be forced to do so, adding that he disagrees with the vaccine mandate.
Mandatory vaccine programs, implemented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, are currently in force in the United States after President Joe Biden issued a comprehensive set of new rules for employees regarding vaccination and testing in September.
However, lawsuits are rising from states across the country in response to the mandate, which is set to take effect January 4, and directs that employers with 100 or more employees ensure that each of their employees is fully vaccinated. Or they test for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis. It is also mandatory for all unconnected workers to wear masks at the workplace.
Trump has previously said that he and former First Lady Melania Trump were vaccinated before leaving the White House in January, but did not say whether they had received the vaccine from Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson.
Speaking to the New York Post in April, the businessman said the vaccine “is a big deal and people should take advantage of it,” but “no one should be forced” because Americans “have our freedom.”
“But I strongly recommend it because it’s a real lifesaver,” Trump said.
Back in September, he told the Wall Street Journal he had no plans to get a booster shot, saying, “I’ll look at stuff later. I’m not against it, but maybe it’s not for me.”