Donald Trump has done a very strange dance with COVID-19 vaccines. On one hand, the former president acts like he created the medicine himself in a lab with no help at all. He has said that without him, the vaccine would have taken 5 years to develop and millions would have died.
On the other hand, Trump created a monster by turning vaccines into a culture war issue. Because of that, the shot is wildly unpopular with his supporters. After receiving push back at an Alabama rally while promoting the vaccine, Trump cravenly told the rally goers that he believes in their choices.
So it was no surprise to hear the former president claim that he won’t be taking advantage of the booster shot. He told the Wall St. Journal, “I feel like I’m in good shape from that standpoint—I probably won’t. I’ll look at stuff later on. I’m not against it, but it’s probably not for me.”
During a recent interview on Fox, Trump told Maria Bartiromo, “That sounds to me like the moneymaking operation for Pfizer, okay? Think of the money involved. … The whole thing is just crazy. It doesn’t — you wouldn’t think you would need a booster. You know, when these first came out, they were good for life.”
— Mornings with Maria (@MorningsMaria) August 18, 2021
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.