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Trump tells fans to get vaccinated during CPAC address

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Former President Trump called on his supporters to get their COVID-19 vaccines during his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, while taking credit for the pace of the U.S.’s vaccine rollout.

Speaking Sunday afternoon at the event in Orlando, Fla., Trump touted his administration’s role in the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine program.

“Everybody go get your shot,” he said.

He also briefly mocked his successor, President Biden, for suggesting earlier this month that the U.S. “didn’t have” a COVID-19 vaccine on the market before he took office.

“Joe Biden is only implementing the plan that we put in place, and if we had an honest media — which we don’t — they would say it loud and clear,” he said.

The former president’s remarks come as the Biden administration has touted the speed of its own vaccine rollout, which it says is on track to meet the White House’s goal of 100 million Americans vaccinated in the first 100 days of Biden’s administration.

During his own presidency, Trump faced criticism for his reluctance to follow and instruct staff to abide by COVID-19 regulations including mask mandates, social distancing procedures and other restrictions.

 

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