Former President Donald Trump was booed by his own supporters during a rally in Cullman, Alabama Saturday night after he encouraged the crowd to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“I believe totally in your freedoms, I do, you gotta do what you gotta do, but I recommend take the vaccines. I did it. It’s good,” he said, drawing loud boos from the crowd of supporters. “That’s okay, that’s alright,” Trump continued, brushing off the disapproval. “But I happen to take the vaccine. If it doesn’t work, you’ll be the first to know. But it is working. You do have your freedoms, you have to maintain that.”
Several Republican leaders have pleaded with their fellow citizens to get the vaccine and slow the spread of the delta variant. “These shots need to get in everybody’s arm as rapidly as possible, or we’re going to be back in a situation in the fall that we don’t yearn for, that we went through last year,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said late July. “Ignore all of these other voices that are giving demonstrably bad advice.”
Most COVID-19 deaths in the country are now among unvaccinated people. So far, 170,406,785 Americans—or 51.3 percent of the total population—have received both doses of the vaccine and 200,947,556 have received at least one dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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