Former President Trump and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly were met with boos from crowds when they revealed they had gotten their Covid-19 booster shots.
The 45th President and former Fox News prime time star spent the past two weeks engages in something called the “History Tour” — a series of conversations in arenas across the nation. Last night during the tour’s final show in Dallas, both revealed that they had received the vaccine booster shot.
Trump appeared to signaled a dramatic position shift on vaccines moving forward.
“We saved tens of millions worldwide by creating the vaccine,” Trump said. “It would have been like the Spanish flu without it … We should take credit for it, and you play right into their hands [when you doubt the vaccine].” (Quote per Politico.)
Bill O’Reilly should be lauded for his asking a question that many in conservative media circles cower from for fear of offending or even losing, an audience that is virulently against the anti-virus inoculation. And kudos to the former president for not pussy-footing around in answering, and receiving the smattering of boos with some grace and laughter.