The delta variant of COVID-19 is decimating the red states of Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Florida, and if Donald Trump cared about the health and welfare of his fanatical supporters, he would immediately hold a “MAGA Nation Gets the Vaccine” rally, where he would plead with them to get vaccinated.
Trump is the only Republican with the gravitas and influence to persuade his vaccine-hesitant supporters to get vaccinated. Like every dictator and cult leader worth his salt, Trump doesn’t have a second-in-command with the power to influence his devotees to take an action they find deplorable.
Newsflash: Trump doesn’t give a fuck about his supporters; they are disposable useful idiots who live only to serve him.
Trump and his wife, Melania, secretly received coronavirus vaccinations in January before leaving the White House, and in the weeks and months since he’s made only a couple of perfunctory statements to his people asking them to get vaccinated.
Bottom line: Trump will never make a serious effort to get his cultish followers vaccinated, and barring an edict from their Orange Messiah to do the right thing, they will never get the jab.
Therefore, the only way to persuade these Neanderthals into getting the shot is for employers, restaurants, sporting venues, grocery stores, amusement parks, airlines and shopping malls to enact vaccine mandates that apply to employees and customers,