Crowd boos Trump for vaccine stance at Alabama rally

Crowd boos Trump for vaccine stance at Alabama rally

>>> IN A FLASHBACK TO 2020 LAST NIGHT, FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HELD A RALLY IN A STATE BEING RAVAGED BY COVID. THIS TIME IT WAS A RALLY IN ALABAMA WHICH HAS THE LOWEST VACCINATION RATE IN THE COUNTRY AND IS OUT OF ICU BEDS. AT ONE POINT, TRUMP DID URGE ATTENDEES TO GET VACCINATED BUT THEN BACKED OFF AFTER SOME OF THE MAGA FAITHFUL BOOED. WATCH. >> I RECOMMEND, TAKE THE VACCINES. I DID IT. IT’S GOOD. TAKE THE VACCINES. BUT YOU GOT — NO, THAT’S OKAY. THAT’S ALL RIGHT. YOU GOT YOUR FREEDOMS. BUT I HAPPEN TO TAKE THE VACCINE. >> NOT EXACTLY A RINGING ENDORSEMENT. CNN’S DOANIE O’SULLIVAN IS IN ALABAMA WHERE HE COVERED TRUMP YESTERDAY. TRUMP POLITICIDZED COVID PREVENTION MEASURES. HE GOT THE VACCINE IN SECRET. WE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT IT. BEFORE HE LEFT OFFICE. NOW HE’S SEEING THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT, IT SEEMS. >> THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S REALLY REMARKABLE TO HEAR THE BOOS AND THE CROWD GOING SILENT ESSENTIALLY WHEN TRUMP MENTIONED THE VACCINE. LOOK, TRUMP CAN TAKE A LOT OF CREDIT FOR THIS VACCINE AND WE KNOW TRUMP LIKES TO TAKE CREDIT WHERE HE CAN AND SOMETIMES WHERE HE CAN’T. BUT HE KNOWS IN THIS SITUATION SO MUCH OF HIS BASE ARE SO, SO AGAINST THIS VACCINE AND THAT IS I THINK, REALLY SORT OF — IT’S AN EXAMPLE OF THE BASE CONTROLLING TRUMP RATHER THAN THE OTHER WAY AROUND. ONE THING THAT WE HEARD FROM TRUMP SUPPORTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS IS THEY DON’T WANT TO TAKE THE VACCINE UNTIL IT GETS FULL GOVERNMENT APPROVAL. THE PFIZER SHOT REPORTEDLY IS EXPECTED TO GET THAT FULL FDA APPROVAL THIS WEEK AND WE ASKED SOME PEOPLE ABOUT THAT. HAVE A LISTEN. >> HAVE YOU GOT YOUR VACCINE SHOT? >> NOPE, DON’T WANT IT. >> WHY NOT? >> THEY AIN’T TESTED IT ENOUGH, FROM MY OPINION. >> SO THE PFIZER SHOT, IT’S ABOUT TO GET FULL FDA APPROVAL. WOULD THAT CHANGE YOUR OPINION ON IT? >> NOT UNTIL MORE INVESTIGATING IN ON IT. NOTHING IS GOING IN ME UNTIL THEN. >> DO YOU THINK THAT WOULD TAKE A LONG TIME? >> ABOUT TEN YEARS OR SO. >> THERE’S A BIG SURGE IN COVID CASES HERE IN YOUR COUNTY AT THE MOMENT. HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN VACCINATED? >> YES. >> YOU BOTH DECIDED TO GET THE VACCINE? >> YES. >> SOME TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE AND SOME TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVEN’T. WHY DID YOU GUYS ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO GET THE SHOT? >> JUST FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. >> PROTECTION. >> YEAH. >> ADDED PROTECTION. DO ANYTHING WE CAN TO BE PROTECTED. >> YES. DO YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS WHO DECIDED NOT TO TAKE THE SHOT? HAVE YOU TRIED TO ENCOURAGE ANY FOLKS YOU KNOW TO GET THE SHOT? >> OH, YEAH. TRY TO ENCOURAGE AS MUCH AS WE CAN BUT YOU CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH. >> THAT COUPLE THERE, JIM, IN A VERY SMALL MINORITY OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS WE MET WHO HAVE GOT THE SHOT. WE SPOKE TO A LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIAL HERE THIS MORNING WHO IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT LAST NIGHT’S EVENT. THERE WAS A VERY BIG CROWD THERE AND WITH COVID CASES BEING SO HIGH IN THE STATE AT THE MOMENT AND A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF VACCINATED PEOPLE, SHE EXPECTS TO SEE CASES COME OUT — COME AS A RESULT OF THAT RALLY LAST NIGHT. >> AND DONIE, TRUMP ALSO CONTINUED HIS TRADITION OF PRAISING QUESTIONABLE PEOPLE. TELL US ABOUT THAT. >> THAT’S RIGHT. YEAH, TRUMP HAD A LOT TO SAY ABOUT AFGHANISTAN AND THE TALIBAN LAST NIGHT, BLAMING THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AND CALLING OUT WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS THE WOKE GENERALS FOR THEIR MISMANAGEMENT OF AFGHANISTAN. HAVE A LISTEN. >> THIS ISN’T STOPPING. THIS IS GOING TO GO ON FOR A LONG TIME. THIS IS GOING TO GO ON FOR A LONG TIME. THIS ISN’T GOING AWAY. THIS ISN’T LIKE A THREE-DAY HIT. IT’S GOING TO GO ON FOR A LONG TIME. TALIBAN, GREAT NEGOTIATORS. TOUGH FIGHTERS, GREAT NEGOTIATORS. 45,000 PEOPLE? YOU GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ALSO THAT DESERVE TO BE HELPED AND THEY’RE NOT GOING TO LET THEM BE HELPED AT ALL. THIS IS GOING TO GO ON FOR A LONG TIME. IT’S A GREAT STAIN ON THE REPUTATION OF OUR COUNTRY. >> TOUGH FIGHTERS AND GREAT NEGOTIATORS ARE THE TALIBAN, SAYS TRUMP. AS YOU HEARD THERE, HE MENTIONED THIS IS GOING TO GO ON FOR A VERY LONG TIME. HE VERY MUCH WANTS TO MAKE THIS AN ISSUE FOR NEXT YEAR’S MIDTERMS AND GOING INTO 2024 AS WELL. >> OF COURSE, DONIE, TRUMP IS LEAVING OUT THE FACT IT WAS HIS ADMINISTRATION THAT CUT THIS DEAL WITH THE TALIBAN THAT HE ALMOST INVITED THE TALIBAN. HE DID INVITE THE TALIBAN TO CAMP DAVID BUT PULLED BACK THAT INVITATION AND THEN HIS OWN SECRETARY OF STATE CUT A DEAL WITH THE TALIBAN LATER DESCRIBED AS A SURRENDER AGREEMENT BY THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, H.R. McMASTER. SO TRUMP RIGHT THERE PLAYING REVISIONIST HISTORY AND TRYING TO WASH HIS HANDS OF WHAT’S HAPPENING. OF COURSE,
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Crowd boos Trump for vaccine stance at Alabama rally

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