Former television host Bill O’Reilly was recently booed on stage alongside 45th President Donald Trump after the popular former president told the crowd he had received a COVID-19 booster shot and again recommended receiving one of the controversial vaccines.
After he was booed, President Trump apparently called O’Reilly to express how hurt and frustrated he was. O’Reilly told President Trump to keep pushing the vaccines.
“I told him that today, he called me,” O’Reilly revealed. “I said ‘This is good for you, this is good that people see another side of you, not a political side.’”
“You told the truth, you believe in the vax, your administration did it, and you should take credit for it, because it did save, I don’t know, hundreds of thousands of lives.”
National File originally reported on President Trump being booed for pushing vaccines on his often COVID-19 vaccine-skeptic supporters.
“Both the President and I are vaxxed and, did you get the booster?” O’Reilly asked President Trump during the event in Dallas, Texas.
“Yes,” Trump declared, to a mix of cheers and boos from the audience. The former president immediately began waving his hands and exclaiming “Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, no, no, no.”
He then pointed at the audience and said, “That’s a very tiny group over there.”
President Trump also predicted that, without his Operation Warp Speed, a “hundred million people” may have died from the virus with a near-100% recover rate.
He later changed this claim to tens of millions.
“Look, we did something that was historic, we saved tens of millions of lives worldwide when we, together, all of us, we got a vaccine done,” Trump said. “This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right now, take credit for it… it’s great, what we’ve done is historic. Don’t let them take it away.”
Donald Trump admits on stage that he got a vaccine booster shot, but his Dallas audience then begins to boo him. Hope his supporters will listen—#Omicron is coming. #GetBoosted #vaccinate pic.twitter.com/Oq4QynKdjt
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) December 20, 2021
This is not the first time President Trump has been booed by his supporters, something that had never happened to the popular president prior to his support for the COVID-19 vaccines.
In August, he urged supporters to receive the vaccine, and suggested that because he “did it” that makes it “good.” He was booed as a result.