During an interview on Tuesday with former President Donald Trump, conservative commentator and activist Candace Owens questioned the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines.
“Oh no, the vaccines work,” Trump said. “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.”
“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 told Owens.
Trump’s reply showed he was oblivious to the growing number of frightening reactions to the vaccines being reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. The conservative media has covered these stories, but the legacy media has largely ignored them.
Delighted over Trump’s remarks to Owens, who is well-known for her anti-vax views, Meghan McCain took to Twitter: “Trump schooling Candace Owens with facts and logic regarding getting the vaccine is really a sight to behold. Credit where credit is due and I hate the guy.”