McConnell Gets Trolled By Trump Supporters After He Tells Them to Get Vaccinated
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued an urgent plea on Tuesday to Americans to get vaccinated against COVID19, but the Trump faithful didn’t like it. McConnell tweeted his encouragement for people to “get vaccinated” and added that “these shots need to get into arms as rapidly as possible, or else we’re gonna be back in a situation this fall like what we went through last year.”
McConnell urged Americans to ignore the “demonstrably bad advice” coming from pundits and others against the vaccines. As cases skyrocket, he noted that nearly all the new virus hospitalizations in the U.S. are among people who have not been vaccinated.
McConnell, unlike some of his Senate Republican colleagues, has consistently advocated for Americans to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. “If there is anybody out there willing to listen: Get vaccinated,” McConnell said at his weekly press conference at the Capitol.
However, McConnell’s plea seems to have fallen on deaf ears if his Twitter replies are any indication, as Trump supporters immediately bombarded him with angry messages
Scalise has finally gotten vaccinated, Fox News is urging viewers to get vaccinated & now McConnell issues stern warning: “These shots need to get in everybody’s arm as rapidly as possible or we're going to be back in a situation in the fall… that we were in last year.”
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) July 20, 2021
Several prominent conservatives have done a fairly severe 180-degree turn from the anti-vaccination rhetoric being pushed by the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rand Paul. The hosts of “Fox & Friends” and Sean Hannity have all implored their viewers to now take the virus seriously with the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, which is responsible for the rise in new cases among unvaccinated Americans.
It cannot be shared enough that Donald Trump has said publicly at least twice that his followers should get vaccinated. Trump said it in February at CPAC and again recently on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show.
After wrongly accusing McConnell, longtime vaccine advocate, of suddenly becoming pro-vaccine this week, people are now tweeting the same about Tuberville, who has for months been urging people to get vaccinated. https://t.co/HpRzSzfqpM pic.twitter.com/CRAsTFhICn
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 21, 2021
McConnell got dragged the way liberals usually get trolled on Twitter after sending out the opposite message the MAGAts were used to getting, with a serious ratio accumulating by Wednesday evening. He also got his usual response from liberal Twitter, creating an odd conflation where the opposing sides agree that Mitch McConnell is terrible.
These shots need to get into arms as rapidly as possible, or else we're gonna be back in a situation this fall like what we went through last year. pic.twitter.com/J4o6yL5cn4
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) July 20, 2021
It’d be quicker if you just called Rupert Murdoch.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 20, 2021
11,000 dead #vaers
— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-06) (@BarnettforAZ) July 21, 2021
I see Turtle Mitch just looked at his Stock Portfolio after the Dow Jones plummets pic.twitter.com/CDenpd4dyj
— ZoëbethC-MeidasMighty👑 (@Meidas_ZobethC) July 20, 2021
Even if Trump said take the shot! I still wouldn’t!
— David Davila (@DAVIDDAVILASRM) July 20, 2021