President Donald Trump on Thursday strongly spoke out against freedom-restricting vaccine mandates. “Why are they forcing people to get the vaccine?” he remarked during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “When you get [the virus], you don’t need the vaccine.”
According to a report shared by Sean Hannity, there has been a 300 percent increase in coronavirus cases in the United States since September 2020.
“More Americans have died [from the coronavirus] this year than all of 2020,” Hannity stated.
Last year, President Trump was treated for COVID at the Walter Reed Medical Center. One of his prescribed treatments included Regeneron, a monoclonal antibodies therapeutic. “You were one of the first to receive it,” Hannity pointed out. He continued, “My question to you is, how is it that [antibody treatment] is so underreported?”
Since the 45th president was famously treated for COVID using monoclonal antibodies, Republican leaders across the country have been pushing for wider use of the method to treat coronavirus cases. Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for example, recently opened 21 monoclonal antibody treatment sites in Florida, and Governor Abbott, R-Texas, has recently opened 13 sites to deal with the rise in severe coronavirus cases due to the newer Delta variant.
Hannity continued, “I know that there are people who believe in liberty and freedom, etcetera, but you did hand them off three vaccines and monoclonal antibodies as a therapeutic. How is it possible more people died this year when he [Biden] was hammering you all last year about it?”
In fact, during campaign season for the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden was openly skeptical about President Trump’s vaccines, which were brought to the American people through an unprecedented vaccine-manufacturing effort named Operation Warp Speed. Biden warned supporters that the vaccines were likely being developed too quickly, with too much pressure on the FDA and the CDC to rush approval.
Now, in a total reversal of his original stance, Biden is pushing for nationwide mandates of the vaccines the Trump administration was responsible for producing.
“During my administration,” President Trump told Hannity, “everybody wanted the vaccine. There was nobody saying, ‘Oh gee, I don’t want to take it.’ Now they say that, and that’s because they don’t trust the Biden administration.”
Biden now takes credit for the development of the so-called “Trump Vaccines.” But, of the three original vaccines quickly developed, only the Pfizer vaccine has received full approval from the FDA. Both the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccine are approved only for emergency use.
“People have to have their freedoms,” Trump concluded. “Remember this, the drug companies make a lot of money. And they like it. I don’t know who else wants it or likes it, but when you get [Covid], you don’t have to take the vaccine.”