Fox News reports:
Trump, in the exclusive Fox News interview, said that during his administration, more people were interested in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. “If you remember, when I was president, there were literally lines of people wanting to take it,” Trump said, pointing to vaccine hesitancy among some Americans. “Now, you have a different situation, and it’s very bad.”
Trump went on to point to comments made by some Democrats, including future Vice President Kamala Harris, who said they may not trust the effectiveness of a vaccine that he was pushing. “Of course, they famously said, if Trump came up with it, I’ll never take it,” Trump recalled. “They disparaged the vaccine, and now they wonder why people aren’t wanting to take it?” He continued. “It’s a disgrace.”
The Hill reports:
Harris in October last year said she would gladly take a COVID-19 vaccine if public health officials were advocating for it, including Anthony Fauci, the foremost expert in the government on infectious diseases who is now an adviser to President Biden.
But she said she would not take a vaccine just because Trump was pushing it. “If Dr. Fauci, the doctors, tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it,” Harris said at the time. “But if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I’m not going to take it.”
EXCLUSIVE: #Trump blames Democrats for some #CovidVaccine hesitancy.
“Of course, they famously said, if Trump came up with it, I’ll never take it..They disparaged the vaccine, and now they wonder why people aren’t wanting to take it?”
“It’s a disgrace.” https://t.co/R4fLiY1AuN
— Brooke Singman (@BrookeSingman) September 13, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) September 13, 2021