Donald Trump really wants credit for the speed with which the COVID-19 vaccine was developed. The problem for the former president, though, is that his followers don’t really support the vaccine.
The former president tried to encourage people to get their shots during his rally in Alabama on Saturday night. The audience, however, booed the suggestion and Trump pivoted to talking about “freedoms.”
During his Monday show, Alex Jones ripped Trump for recommending vaccines. The conspiracy theorist told viewers:
“BS. Trump: That’s a lie, you’re not stupid. Just two weeks ago they said it was 65%, then 40%, saw a number put out about Pfizer shots, 30-something percent. Because they just want to tell you it doesn’t work so you run and get the new damn shot. And then they’ll tell you in six months that one doesn’t work. It’s called rope-a-dope.
Shame on you, Trump. Seriously. Hey, if you don’t have the good sense to save yourself and your political career, that’s OK. At least you’re going to get some good Republicans elected, and we like you. But, my God, maybe you’re not that bright. Maybe Trump’s actually a dumbass.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Media Matters:
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