This may be the real reason Trump won't get vaccinated on live TV: NYT's Haberman
Donald Trump speaks from the White House's Oval Office (Fox News/screen grab)

Vice President Mike Pence got vaccinated for the novel coronavirus on Friday as a way to promote the vaccine to a wary public -- but so far, President Donald Trump has indicated no willingness to do the same.


Appearing on CNN Friday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman speculated about why Trump appears to be so reluctant to get the vaccine that he has been frantically trying to take credit for.

"I have a theory... I don't think that he wants to be jabbed with a needle on live television," she said. "I just don't. I think that he considers that to be some kind of an act of weakness."

Haberman then said that this would represent yet another instance in which the president passed up an opportunity to show leadership because it might be harmful to his personal image.

"This is one of those moments where none of us particularly want to roll up our arms and have our arms jabbed on television, necessarily, but it is important," she said. "And he is choosing not to do something that could help save lives."

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