Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) took to Twitter on Monday to explain that former President Donald Trump being pro-COVID-19 jabs does not mean that he supports mandates.
“I have President Trump’s permission to tell you all that he is 100% AGAINST the mandates, but he still encourages everyone to get the vaccine and booster,” Greene wrote. “That is his position. He also said if he was President he would never mandate the vaccines, and no one would be fired [for not getting vaccinated].”
Greene had said in a previous message that she had just spoken to Trump on the phone.
2. I have President Trump’s permission to tell you all that he is 100% AGAINST the mandates, but he still encourages everyone to get the vaccine and booster.
That is his position.
He also said if he was President he would never mandate the vaccines, and no one would be fired.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 27, 2021
Greene has previously blasted “vaccine Nazis” and stated proudly that she is “not vaccinated, and I’m not getting the vaccine because I’m an American.”
This comes days after Trump touted the COVID-19 shots in an interview with conservative media personality Candace Owens.
“The vaccine is one of the greatest achievements of mankind,” Trump said, according to Yahoo News. “And if you take the vaccine, you’re protected. The results of the vaccine are good.”
Last week, Trump reiterated that he is against COVID-19 jab mandates, however.
“It’s a matter of getting people out to, ideally, get the vaccine,” Trump said. “If you have the mandate, the mandate will destroy people’s lives — it destroys people’s lives, just as the vaccine saves people.”
This did not sit well with Owens, who said that while she has “no issue with any person who wants to get the vaccine,” she did not trust it and would “never, ever” let it into her body.
Joe Biden’s White House has tried to embrace Trump’s pro-COVID-19 shot comments.
“We’re grateful the former president got the booster,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “We’re also grateful that he made clear in a recent interview that they’re effective and they’re safe. That’s an important message for anyone to hear.”
“It may be one of the few things he and I agree on,” Biden himself added. “People with booster shots are highly protected. Join them. Join us.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden’s chief medical adviser, told ABC News that he agreed with Trump when it comes to the COVID-19 shots.
“I think that his continuing to say that people should get vaccinated and articulating that to them, in my mind, is a good thing,” Fauci said last Sunday. “I hope he keeps it up.”
Red Voice Media would like to make a point of clarification on why we do not refer to any shot related to COVID-19 as a "vaccine." According to the CDC, the definition of a vaccine necessitates that said vaccine have a lasting effect of at least one year in preventing the contraction of the virus or disease it's intended to fight. Because all of the COVID-19 shots thus far available have barely offered six months of protection, and even then not absolute, Red Voice Media has made the decision hereafter to no longer refer to the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson substances as vaccinations.