Former US President Donald Trump expressed support for Covid-19 vaccination but said it should be up to individuals in an NPR interview aired Wednesday that he cut short.
Trump stated that he “recommends” getting vaccines. However, the Republican former president, whose administration oversaw the development of the coronavirus vaccines, stated his opposition to mandating them for Americans.
“The mandate is really hurting our country,” Trump told NPR interviewer, adding that “a lot of Americans aren’t standing for it.”
Getting vaccinated “has to be an individual choice,” he said, “but I recommend taking them.”
In which Trump abruptly ends a live interview on NPR after he was challenged on his false 2020 election fraud claims. pic.twitter.com/cUGDGQIWze
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When NPR reporter questioned Trump on his election fraud claims, Trump said that the ‘rigged election’ is a very big issue.
“The only way it’s not going to happen again is you have to solve the problem of the presidential rigged election of 2020,” Trump said before hanging up the call of interview.