Trump gets booed by his own fans for encouraging COVID vaccine after hypocritical pandemic stance

Trump gets booed by his own fans for encouraging COVID vaccine after hypocritical pandemic stance
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Since the onset of the pandemic, former President Donald Trump has had a conflicting stance, often discrediting the work of the scientific community. So, when he publicly revealed he received the COVID booster shot, he got a very lackluster response from the crowd, reports HuffPost.

On Sunday, December 19, Trump stopped in Dallas, Texas, to appear on Bill O'Reilly's "No Spin News" while on his history tour. During the interview, which took place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, the former president weighed in on the COVID booster shot admitting he'd been jabbed for the third time.

In response to the jeering crowd, Trump said, “Oh, don’t, don’t, don’t. That’s all right ― it’s a very tiny group up there.”

Trump's video clip has been viewed more than 400,000 times via Twitter after it was posted by Ian Sams, the spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' COVID-19 communications. With the quick video, Sams jokingly tweeted, "Be like President Trump, and get your booster shot.”

Twitter users quickly chimed in with their reactions as they highlighted the former president's constant flip-flopping on COVID mitigation recommendations and vaccine protocols.

“Trump is basically the only Trumpist with the balls to say he got vaccinated, he got boosted, and that vaccines are good,” one user wrote.

Another Twitter user wrote, “They are not boo-ing, they’re saying booo...ster.”

“I believe totally in your freedoms,” he said at the time. “You’ve got to do what you have to do. But I recommend ― take the vaccines. I did it. It’s good!”

Prior to his latest remarks with O'Reilly, Trump pivoted and spoke with The Wall Street Journal back in September where he expressed apprehension about getting the COVID vaccine booster shot. At the time, he said that he “probably won’t” get the third jab. “I’ll look at stuff later on,” he said. “I’m not against it, but it’s probably not for me.”

The latest comes after many of Trump's contradictory situations regarding COVID. Trump's Dallas appearance comes a little more than a year after he tested positive for COVID-19. After months of promoting unproven drugs like hydroxychloroquine, Trump was hospitalized for COVID and treated with a Regeneron cocktail that was not available to the public. That outcome drew criticism as a result of the vast differences in Trump's public COVID stance in comparison to his own treatment behind closed doors.

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