Dr. Anthony Fauci said he was “stunned” on Sunday that former President Donald Trump was jeered by some of his supporters over the revelation that he had received a COVID-19 booster vaccination shot.
In recent days, the disgraced ex-president has made headlines over his support for the vaccines, which has resulted in loud criticism from many of the MAGA faithful who have actively embraced anti-vaccine rhetoric. During an event he co-hosted with former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly this month, Trump drew groans from the crowd for both enthusiastically endorsing the vaccine and noting he had recently been boosted.
Days later, in an interview with right-wing provocateur Candace Owens, Trump rebuked Owens’ anti-vax talking points, repeatedly noting that “the vaccine works” while encouraging viewers to get their shots. “Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it’s a very minor form. People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine,” he declared.