Former President Donald Trump, who botched the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, urged Americans to get vaccinated against the virus in a Monday night interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Trump told Hannity that he encouraged Republicans to be vaccinated and wasn’t sure why his followers were hesitant to take the shot.
Why is there vaccine hesitancy in Trump world?
Maybe it’s because when Trump was president, he downplayed the pandemic, dismissing is as nothing more than “the flu.”
Maybe it’s because he received his vaccine in secret, if he really wanted to inspire his base to be vaccinated, he would have filmed himself taking the shot.
Maybe it’s because he hasn’t filmed a public service commercial urging his devotees to be vaccinated.
Maybe it’s because he disparaged the physicians and scientists in his coronavirus task force, and instead led his science-denying evangelical supporters to believe that the pandemic would disappear miraculously.
Maybe it’s because he didn’t plead with evangelical leaders to urge their disciples to do the right thing, the Christian thing, and get vaccinated.
It’s not too late for Trump to do the right thing, if he begged his admirers to get vaccinated as a demonstration of faith in him, they would get in line to be injected with the vaccine.