Supporters booed Trump for recommending COVID-19 vaccine

Supporters booed Trump for recommending COVID-19 vaccine

Former President Donald Trump was booed at a rally in Alabama on Saturday — after he told his supporters they should get vaccinated.

“You know what? I totally believe in your freedoms. Truth. — Trump said — & lt; … & gt; But I recommend getting vaccinated. I did. The vaccine works, take it. ”

After that, disgruntled exclamations were heard from the crowd, in which there were almost no masked people.

“ No, this is normal. Everything is fine. You have rights and freedoms, «Trump said, echoing the rhetoric of opponents of mandates for masks and vaccinations.

» But I did get the vaccine. If it doesn't work, you'll be the first to know. Good? I'll call Alabama and say, «hey, you know what?» So far, [the vaccine] works, but of course you have rights that must not be violated. ”

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise in the southern US due to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. Kallman, where the rally took place, has also seen a rise in cases, with the city declaring a state of emergency on Thursday.

Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate in the United States, according to NBC News, with over 36% of the population now fully vaccinated. p>