Sarah Sanders praises ‘Trump vaccine’ as she encourages former president’s supporters to get the jab in new opinion piece
- Trump-era press secretary Sarah Sanders, now an Arkansas governor, encouraged former president’s supporters to get vaccinated
- She has also credited the former government’s Operation Warp Speed with the rapid development of the “Trump vaccine,” saying she got her shot months ago.
- “A few months ago, I decided to take advantage of President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed and get vaccinated,” Sanders wrote in her op-ed Sunday.
- Sanders also said President Joe Biden and Democrats must admit they were wrong to question Operation Warp Speed.
- The Republican nominee last week said she would not impose mask mandates or vaccine requirements if she is elected governor of Arkansas in 2022.
Donald Trump’s former press secretary wrote an op-ed on Sunday crediting the ex-president for developing the coronavirus vaccine while demanding President Joe Biden admit he was wrong about Operation Warp Speed.
Sarah Sanders revealed she got the jab and encouraged Trump supporters to do the same, writing in her Arkansas Democrat-Gazette message: “A few months ago, I decided to take advantage of President’s Operation Warp Speed.” Trump and get me vaccinated.”
“Like many of you,” she continued, “I received a lot of misinformation from politicians and the media during the pandemic. And, like many of you, I spent a lot of time figuring everything out, trying to make the best decision I could for myself and my family.”
Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, is running for governor in 2022 to replace outgoing governor Asa Hutchinson.
Trump-era press secretary Sarah Sanders (left) wrote an op-ed Sunday encouraging supporters of the former president to get vaccinated and crediting Operation Warp Speed for the rapid development of the “Trump vaccine.”
Vaccination rates in the US have fallen sharply, with less than 1 million people receiving a daily injection in late June and July
Fewer than 350 million Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
“Read my @ArkansasOnline column today about why I decided to get the Trump vaccine,” Sanders promoted on Twitter on Sunday. Her post is titled, “The Reasoning Behind Vaccination.”
“When the Trump administration launched Operation Warp Speed in May 2020, the president stated that a vaccine would be available by December of that year,” Sanders wrote in a nod to her former boss.
“From the moment he made his announcement, the ‘expert’ class tried to undermine those statements with unfounded fear mongering,” she continued, targeting the media and Democrats.
Her op-ed comes after she said Friday she would not impose a mask mandate or vaccination requirements if she is elected governor next year.
“We believe in personal freedom and responsibility,” Sanders told the Fox & Friends panel last week.
The comment followed new reports that the White House is considering introducing mask requirements — even for vaccinated individuals — amid a nationwide wave and the rise of the Delta variant.
Vaccination rates have stalled in the US after initial surges in those vaccinated against COVID-19 in the spring.
In May, face coverings and social distancing guidelines were updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telling Americans that vaccinated individuals could finally unmask themselves after more than a year into the pandemic.
However, Sanders attributes these steps to the former administration.
Cases for coronavirus have risen nationwide as vaccination rates plummet and the highly contagious Delta strain spreads
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the Delta variant now accounts for 83 percent of cases
She claimed that with Operation Warp Speed, he paved the way for the rapid development of a vaccine.
If President Biden, Vice President Harris and others on the left really care about raising vaccination rates and saving lives, they must admit they were wrong by questioning Operation Warp Speed and President Trump and his team give them the credit they deserve. to develop a safe and effective vaccine in record time,” the Republican gubernatorial candidate wrote.