Twitter Users Outraged After Trump Calls COVID Booster Shots 'Crazy'
Former President Donald Trump spoke to both sides of his mouth again on Wednesday to sow doubts about COVID-19 vaccinations - oh, and spread some lies.
The former president appeared on Fox Business and said he was "proud" to have taken the COVID vaccine while falsely claiming that the coronavirus was "practically gone" when he stepped down.
He also threw in some xenophobia and used the racist term "China virus" to describe the pathogen.
Trump rejected Biden's White House recommendations that Americans should be given booster shots eight months after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna vaccine to fight the Delta variant of the virus.
"That sounds like a money-making operation for Pfizer to me," Trump said. “Think about the money that comes with it. A booster shot is tens of billions of dollars. How good is that for business? If you are a businessman you say, “You know what? Let's give them one more chance. ‘That's another $ 10 billion coming in. The whole thing is just crazy. "
The President also showed once again that he does not really understand the concept of developing guidelines based on new information.
"You wouldn't think you would need a booster," Trump said. “When these first came out they were good for life. Then they were good for a year or two. And I could see the writing on the wall, I could see the dollar signs in their eyes. "
Given that COVID-19 patients make up more than a quarter of the total number of people currently occupying ICU beds in the country, many Twitter users believed that Trump's comments could make a dire situation worse by discouraging unvaccinated Americans might even get the vaccination even though the vaccines are safe and effective.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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