President Donald Trump continued his refusal to model good behavior during the coronavirus pandemic during his final month in office, according to a new report.
When the coronavirus vaccines first became available in December, public officials scrambled to publicly reassure Americans about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines. Across the globe, political leaders were publicly vaccinated to build confidence in the vaccines.
Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman is reporting that Trump received the vaccine while still in office, but did not do so on television nor announce his decision.
"Trump yesterday, at CPAC, said for the first time that 'everyone' should get the coronavirus vaccine developed while he was in office. An adviser tells me both Trump and Melania Trump got vaccinated at the White House in January," Haberman reported.
Unlike Trump, Mike Pence was publicly vaccinated like many other world leaders.
Vice President Mike Pence was vaccinated for COVID-19 today in a live-television event. He called the shot "a med… https://t.co/TwyNTQnNoZ— Los Angeles Times (@Los Angeles Times)1608326843.0
CNN has confirmed the report:
Trump and former First Lady Melania both received covid vaccine at the WH back in January, a Trump adviser confirms.— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1614625775.0