I would encourage the President to get the vaccine for his own health and safety, and also to generate more confidence among the people who follow him so closely. — Adm. Brett Giroir
I would encourage the President to get the vaccine for his own health and safety, and also to generate more confidence among the people who follow him so closely. — Adm. Brett Giroir
Trump should take a COVID-19 shot to build confidence in the vaccine among his supporters, the White House coronavirus testing czar says
  • The White House's COVID-19 testing czar said Sunday that President Trump should take a COVID-19 shot to generate confidence in the vaccine among Republicans.
  • "I would encourage the President to get the vaccine for his own health and safety, and also to generate more confidence among the people who follow him so closely," Adm. Brett Giroir told ABC News.
  • Polls suggest about half of Republicans could reject a shot.
  • Trump tweeted on December 14 that he wasn't scheduled to take the vaccine, but he "looks forward to doing so at the appropriate time."
  • Trump reportedly rejected leading the US vaccine drive, instead letting Vice President Mike Pence take the spotlight. Pence received the first dose of Pfizer and BioNTech's shot Friday.
Trump was waiting on the White House medical team's recommendation, CNN reported Wednesday. An anonymous official told CNN that the President was still experiencing the effects of the antibody cocktail he was given after testing positive for the virus on October 2.