Donald Trump and the Fox News network have always followed a similar game plan; make white people as angry as possible. It has worked well for them. Fox News has become a ratings behemoth, and Trump rode white grievance into the White House in 2016.
And the 45th president continued to mine for white grievance during his Saturday night speech in Arizona. Trump told the rally attendees that whites are denied both COVID therapeutics and vaccines.
“The left is now rationing life-saving therapeutics based on race,” he claimed, “discriminating against and denigrating, just denigrating white people to determine who lives and who dies.”
Trump continued, “The left is now rationing life-saving therapeutics based on race, discriminating against and denigrating, just denigrating white people to determine who lives and who dies.”
Here, Trump refers to a policy in New York where people with health risks are given therapeutics first. Due to higher severe illness and death cases from COVID-19, being of Black or Latino heritage is considered a risk factor.
The former president closed, “If you’re white, you don’t get the vaccine, or if you’re white, you don’t get therapeutics. It’s unbelievable to think this. And nobody wants this, Black people don’t want it, white people don’t want it, nobody wants it.”
Of course, vaccines are available at tens of thousands of locations to any American who wants them. The refusal of Trump supporters to get vaccinated has primarily driven this problem.
Watch a video of the comments from Trump below:
BREAKING: President Trump BLASTS left's race-based distribution of vaccines and therapeutics, urges Supreme Court to intervene pic.twitter.com/exEZE2bM0A
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) January 16, 2022
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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.