The cognitive dissonance necessary to balance an anti-vax belief system with the hyperloyalty that Donald Trump demands from his fans is incredible. Over recent months, many public figures have been forced to find one way or another to deal with the fact that Donald Trump is boasting about his role in the production of COVID-19 vaccines, when they themselves have been pushing anti-vax narratives. Some of the former president’s most loyal supporters have even criticized him for promoting vaccination.
For Lin Wood, reconciling Trump’s vaccine push involves deciding that God is using the vaccines as a convenient tool to kill off liberals, while protecting His (according to Lin) chosen people.
Lin Wood states that COVID-19 vaccines are an act of evil created by God to kill people so that Christians will praise God. He believes 1 out of 3 will die from vaccination. pic.twitter.com/zwzpHc8UHb
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) June 22, 2021
This clip, barely more than a minute long, takes an incredible number of twists, even passing through a question of free will and determinism, but ultimately, Wood decides the vaccines are “an act of evil that’s gonna be used by God to do good,” because “Who’s taking that vaccine? All the liberals.”
He goes on to claim that 1 in 3 people will die from the innoculation, and to suggest that naturally, this will affect liberals more. “There will be some good people who go, but God will protect his children.”
All of this Wood produces to answer his own initial question: “Why is Trump pushing the vaccine? That’s the big question on everybody’s mind. Trump’s not a vaccine guy.”
Wood has one thing right. There are definitely a lot of Trump supporters who are trying to figure out why their favorite candidate would push the vaccine, when he has expressed distrust in vaccines, and has downplayed the severity of the pandemic.
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com