Jen Psaki says the White House is trying to get conservative white men to take the vaccine by running ads on Deadliest Catch, NASCAR and on Country Music TV
- Psaki said the purpose of the ad campaign was to ‘meet people where they are’
- The TV ads are part of a $ 3 billion push from the White House to get more vaccinated
- Recent polls have shown that white conservatives are hesitant to stand a chance
- Former President Donald Trump was given the vaccine in January before leaving the White House
- He said in a Fox News interview last month that he would “ recommend ” it, but also emphasized personal freedoms
White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration is trying to get conservative men to swallow the vaccine by running commercials during NASCAR and the Deadliest Catch.
‘We’ve performed PSAs on The Deadliest Catch, we’re on NASCAR and Country Music TV. We’re looking for a range of creative ways to connect directly with white conservative communities, ” Psaki said during her briefing on Tuesday.
The goal, Psaki said, was to “meet people where they are.” The TV reports are part of a $ 3 billion White House ad campaign to encourage more Americans to take the vaccine.
Initially, there were concerns that minority communities were hesitant about vaccines. But now it seems that recording among white men has stalled.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration is trying to get conservative men to take the vaccine by running commercials during NASCAR and the Deadliest Catch
A Kaiser Health News poll recently found that “ Republicans and White Evangelical Christians were the most likely to say they won’t be vaccinated, with nearly 30 percent of each group saying they ‘certainly won’t get a chance.’
A PBS / NPR Marist poll found that 49 percent of Republican men said they would not choose to get vaccinated if the shot were made available to them, compared to 34 percent of Republican women.
Former President Donald Trump was quietly given the vaccine in January before leaving the White House and faced growing calls to urge more of his supporters to get vaccinated.
He didn’t share the news publicly, but last month in a Fox News interview he said his supporters should get it, “ I would recommend it, and I would recommend it to a lot of people who don’t want to get it, and Honestly have many of those people voted for me.
But again, we have our freedoms and we have to live by them, and I agree.
‘But it is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works. ‘
The goal, Psaki said, was to “meet people where they are.” The TV reports are part of a $ 3 billion White House ad campaign to push more Americans to take the vaccine
For weeks, Psaki has said that White House officials are aware that they may not be the best messenger to help Republican men overcome their hesitation about vaccination.
“We will not always be the best messengers,” she said Monday.
She also said earlier that community doctors and other local figures may have more influence on Americans than politicians or celebrities in forcing them to get vaccinated.
Psaki had been asked why Biden’s White House stopped working to get Trump on board.
All other living ex-presidents were filmed while receiving the vaccine.
The White House has also used National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, an outspoken Christian, to push evangelicals to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
During her briefing, Paski also turned down Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn for asking “who is in charge” and claiming that Biden’s tweets were “unimaginably conventional” and “scripted.”
Psaki was asked about Cornyn’s tweet, which suggests that the White House chose to keep Biden off regular press conferences, instead dividing his media appearances and scripting them to a large extent.
The president doesn’t do cable news interviews. Tweets from his account are limited and, when they come out, unimaginably conventional, ‘Cornyn wrote, citing from a Politico storyThe public comments are largely scripted. Biden has opted for less sitting interviews with regular outlets and reporters. ‘
“Goes up the question, is he really in charge?” Cornyn added in a retweet of his own observation.
Psaki was asked to have the White House respond to Cornyn’s criticisms during her daily White House briefing.
“I can confirm that the President of the United States is not spending his time tweeting conspiracy theories, but is spending his time working for the American people,” she said.