Former President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE says politicians who won’t confirm if they have received a COVID-19 booster shot are “gutless.”
Trump noted during an interview with the conservative One America News Network that he has received a booster and is dismayed that other politicians dodge the question when asked.
“The vaccine has saved tens of millions of people throughout the world,” Trump added.
The former president did not mention any politicians by name, but when asked last month on Fox News if he had received a booster, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisOvernight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul Sen. Tim Scott rakes in nearly million in fourth quarter White House dismisses DeSantis calls to reverse decision on antibody therapies that don't work MORE (R) said, "I’ve done whatever I did, the normal shot.”
The Hill has requested comment on Trump's remarks from DeSantis's office.
His remarks elicited boos from the crowd.
Trump has been publicly supportive of the vaccine, crediting his administration with the plans that led to the quick development of the life-saving shots.
"This was us. We did this. And the distribution is moving along, according to our plan. And it’s moving along really well," Trump previously said.
Trump has seen pushback over the vaccines from other prominent conservatives, however, such as The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens
“Oh no, the vaccines work, but some people aren’t the ones. The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine. But it’s still their choice. And if you take the vaccine, you’re protected,” Trump told Owens on her podcast late last month.
Polling has shown Republicans have been more likely to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.