The first two months of Joe Biden’s presidency have gone pretty well. He was able to pass a massive stimulus package that is already putting money in American pockets. And millions of people are vaccinated every day.
Americans appreciated Biden’s accomplishment as his approval rating is now over 60%. One can only imagine Donald Trump stewing. That was made clear this weekend when Trump issued a statement calling for recognition of vaccine development.
Even so, Trump hasn’t pushed his followers to get vaccinated despite wanting credit. Anderson Cooper evoked this hypocrisy during his Monday night show.
The CNN host began: “The former president sought to expedite testing and production, and recently called for national gratitude for the speedy delivery of what he calls “this beautiful shot.” He was the one who once seemed to even see the public health purpose of whether or not someone like him was vaccinated as the situation required. “
Cooper continued, “To get to the point, he was vaccinated. He secretly did it in front of the camera. Which is quite remarkable considering how willing he has always been to weigh anything, except most of all, his accomplishments, which it actually is. “
“Donald J. Trump actually vaccinated his followers against science,” says @andersoncooper, #KeepingThemHonest.
“Towards the end he even said the quiet part out loud and made it clear that this was not a pandemic at all, just politics.” pic.twitter.com/RwQuMMOJov
– Anderson Cooper 360 ° (@ AC360) March 16, 2021
The host concluded, “There is reason to doubt the former president’s effectiveness as a spokesperson for vaccination. That’s the same reason his supporters are now skeptical about COVID. He politicized public health throughout the outbreak. Whether it was bad wearing a mask, making fun of social distancing, announcing quacks. In fact, Donald J. Trump vaccinated his followers against science. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.