Donald Trump supporters can be a strange breed. They recently booed Trump because he asked them to take the COVID vaccine.
After the last four years, you might have a hard time believing a story about Republicans who booed Trump. But it happened in Alabama, a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
“I recommend taking the vaccines,” Trump said. That’s when the boos began.
I’ve written before about the double standard among some of his supporters. They take every opportunity to praise Trump for getting the vaccine fast-tracked. Yet they insist it’s not safe — when they’re not insisting COVID is a hoax.
I said it before and I will say it again: you can’t have it both ways.
If you believe the vaccine is unsafe or that COVID isn’t real, you have no reason whatsoever to thank Donald Trump for his Operation Warp Speed.
On the other hand, if you think Trump did the best thing he could have done to save humanity by getting the vaccine created because of the threat of COVID, you have no reason not to take it.
Otherwise, you’re a walking double standard. (And you aren’t fooling the rest of us.)
“I believe totally in your freedoms. I do, you’re free, you got to do what you have to do,” he said. “But I recommend taking the vaccines. I did it, it’s good, take the vaccines.”
Unfortunately for Trump — and the country — he spent too much time ignoring the threat of the vaccine, calling it at first a hoax. Then he downplayed the seriousness of it.
By the time he finally announced his Operation Warp Speed, far too many already believed COVID wasn’t worth worrying about.
Some of those same folks still refuse to take the vaccine. They chant little mantras like, “My body, my choice.” They do not, however, chant that little battle cry whenever the subject of abortion and a woman’s right to choose comes up.
But Trump himself touted the vaccines as a “modern-day miracle” back in December. That was after he contracted COVID-19. And it was about a month before he quietly got vaccinated himself.
It makes you wonder where his supporters were then.