Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, would like to see former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump share photos of them getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
During Thursday’s appearance on “The View,” Chelsea Clinton said, “I still wish that they would release photographs of President Trump and Mrs. Trump being vaccinated, because I think it’s the right thing to do — full stop.”
She continued, “It’s also, I think, really important that we know white Republican men are currently the most vaccine weary, the least likely to say that they would be willing to get a COVID vaccine.”
“Right now we know President Trump remains the most popular figure for that demographic, so I do think that it would make a real difference if he were to claim credit for the enormous progress that his administration did help enable through Operation Warp Speed, if he were willing to kind of be a poster child of vaccines and vaccinations, because I think that it would make a difference.”
Watch Clinton’s appearance below:
.@ChelseaClinton tells @TheView “it’s never too late” for former Pres. Trump to publicly show his support for COVID-19 vaccines: “I still wish they would release photographs of President Trump and Mrs. Trump being vaccinated because I think it’s the right thing to do." pic.twitter.com/6jfc4FHRwN
— The View (@TheView) April 15, 2021
Donald Trump and Melania Trump received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while they were still at the White House in January. It was not made known publicly until later that they got the vaccine.
The former president urged Americans, including his supporters, in March to get the vaccine, as IJR reported on.
“I would recommend it, and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it, and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly,” Trump said during a phone call interview with Fox News, adding, “But, you know, again, we have our freedoms, and we have to live by that, and I agree with that also.”
More than 255 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed in the U.S. and over 198 million doses have been administered, as of Thursday morning.
There have been 71,511 cases on average reported per day over the past week, which is an 11% increase from the average two weeks prior, according to The New York Times.
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