Trump confirms he received vaccine booster shot


Former President Trump said on Sunday that he has received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

The former president was asked by former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly during a speaking tour if he had received a booster shot for his coronavirus inoculation. 

"Yes," Trump responded, sparking a reaction from the crowd gathered in Dallas. 

The crowd began to boo Trump after he said he had gotten his booster shot, though the former president discouraged the jeers.

O’Reilly also confirmed he received a booster shot, though neither said which one they received.

While there has been opposition to vaccinations among some conservatives — 60 percent of Republicans are vaccinated, compared to 91 percent of Democrats, according to The New York Times — Trump has touted his administration’s role in developing the vaccine.

“We saved tens of millions worldwide by creating the vaccine,” Trump said. “It would have been like the Spanish flu without it … We should take credit for it, and you play right into their hands [when you doubt the vaccine].”

Trump and former first lady Melania Trump received coronavirus vaccines in January. The Trumps both contracted the virus in September of last year, with the former president being admitted to the hospital for three days due to severe symptoms. 

During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) earlier this year, Trump encouraged people to get the vaccine and took credit for its quick development. 

"This was us. We did this. And the distribution is moving along, according to our plan. And it’s moving along really well," Trump said at the time.

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