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Trump Jr. slams White House for using social media influencer to push vaccination

Donald Trump Jr. criticized the White House in a series of Tuesday tweets, accusing the Biden administration of pushing COVID-19 vaccination on people through the use of social media influencers.

“Next they’re going to waterboard you till you get vaccinated, though there’s no way that would be worse than watching this!!!” Trump Jr. wrote about the video from social media comedian Benito Skinner posted to TikTok and shared to Twitter.

In another tweet, Trump Jr. sarcastically added, “Seems like a very effective way to reach a out to vax reluctant groups like minorities, Trump Voters, and Conservatives in general. Great work guys. Glad the ‘adults’ are back in the WH.”

In the TikTok, Skinner, who goes by the username @bennydrama7 on the app, pretends to be a fictional White House intern named Cooper. The video shows Skinner interacting with White House press secretary Jen Psaki and discussing the administration’s vaccine progress.

“We’ve come a long way in our fight against this virus. We’ve vaccinated 160 million Americans,” Psaki tells him.

“Are you getting this all down?” she asks him as he stares at his phone.

“Don’t worry, queen. It’s all up here,” he responds, pointing to his head.

Later in the video, Skinner is shown on the phone and saying, “We need to get shots in the arms of every single American.”

At one point, he asks, “Is Olivia Rodrigo still here?” in reference to the pop star’s White House visit last month.

Rodrigo was the first big name to collaborate with the administration on its youth vaccination campaign, which began after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that COVID-19 vaccination coverage was lagging for younger Americans.

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