During an interview with conservative media personality Candace Owens, President Donald Trump said his COVID-19 vaccines are “one of the greatest achievements of mankind.”
Former President Donald Trump sat down with conservative media personality Candace Owens for an interview where he touted his COVID-19 vaccines and claimed they are “one of the greatest achievements of mankind.”
Owens asked President Trump, who to the displeasure of some in his voter base has frequently reiterated his support for the controversial COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, “Where do you stand on these vaccine mandates?”
“Forget about the mandates, people have to have their freedom. But at the same time, the vaccine is one of the greatest achievements of mankind. We would have had a 1917 – remember the Spanish Flu – killed perhaps a hundred million people.
“Actually, it ended the first World War, cause the soldiers were so, a lot of people don’t know that, the soldiers got so sick. It was a terrible thing,” President Trump said.
“I came up with a vaccine, with three vaccines,” Trump told Owens. “All are very, very good. Came up with three of them in less than nine months. It was supposed to take five to 12 years.”
Owens responded, explaining that more people died from COVID-19 in 2020, prior to the hundreds of millions of people getting vaccinated, than have in 2021. “More people have taken the vaccine this year, so people are questioning how-” Candace said, with Trump cutting her off to add, “Oh no, the vaccines work, but some people aren’t the ones.”
“The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine. But it’s still their choice. And if you take the vaccine, you’re protected.”
“Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it’s a very minor form,” Trump continued. “People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine.”
President Trump has repeatedly touted his support for the COVID-19 vaccines, even despite being booed on several occasions for doing so.
More recently, during an appearance with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, President Trump became upset when a crowd booed him for bragging that he has taken a COVID vaccine booster shot.
President Trump waved his hands and shouted “Don’t, don’t, don’t,” and also claimed a “hundred million people” were saved because he supported the development of COVID vaccines, National File previously reported.
Meanwhile, evidence continues to mount suggesting that the Omicron variant is affecting vaccinated individuals disproportionately, including triple vaccinated individuals.