Reacting to the CDC's advisory to suspend Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccinations due to reports of blood-clotting issues in women, former president Donald Trump -- under whom the coronavirus pandemic raged before he failed to be re-elected -- issued a statement in which he offered up an opinion that the pause is a mistake.
As part of his statement, which also included his racist "China virus" name for COVID-19, Trump attacked fellow vaccine maker Pfizer and the FDA with Trump insisting, "They didn't like me much because I pushed them extremely hard," before taking credit for the medical breakthroughs.
While many critics of the former president -- who is increasingly being referred to to as the "former guy" -- took to Twitter to say he should be ignored, others encouraged him to just go away because he has become "irrelevant."
You can see some responses below:
@Bencjacobs Context: Pfizer announced successful trials on November 9, six days after the election in which the ne… https://t.co/X9XC3sVlPd— J... Fa... (@J... Fa...)1618327651.0
@Bencjacobs Former guy just needs to shut up. No one cares what he has to say. He is irrelevant now. What he really… https://t.co/OuOWbiR3U1— Gwennie (@Gwennie)1618327507.0
@Bencjacobs We really dont have to pay attention to the completely inappropriate ravings of a bitter old man.— mr. G (and the good trouble). (@mr. G (and the good trouble).)1618327459.0
@Bencjacobs I pity the human that had to sit in a room long enough with the Former President long enough to dictate this conspiracy theory.— mpiatt🇺🇸 (@mpiatt🇺🇸)1618327349.0
@Bencjacobs Who. Oh the disgraced twice impeached dumpster fire. He can go away if we let him.— Chris Maye (@Chris Maye)1618327923.0
@Bencjacobs Why the fuck do we care about the rantings of a retired con man in Florida?— Newman 🇺🇲 (@Newman 🇺🇲)1618327283.0
@Bencjacobs Disgraced past president says what? He’s a lunatic.— lesa-with-an-e (@lesa-with-an-e)1618331311.0
@Bencjacobs Haha, this guy is still crazy. Retirement hasn’t mellowed him out at all.— Fresh Peppers (@Fresh Peppers)1618327735.0
@Bencjacobs The guy that hid his own vaccination from the public, now has a strong opinion on vaccinations.— Carlos Rosado (@Carlos Rosado)1618328076.0
@kristirice47 @Bencjacobs His followers. Which has been the problem since he came down the escalator.— Tia Will (@Tia Will)1618327906.0
@Bencjacobs Thank you to whoever got Trump to say “This is all about me, and the vaccines are safe” instead of “Vac… https://t.co/dxng4fzuOI— Will Saletan (@Will Saletan)1618328897.0
@Bencjacobs Who. Cares. What. Trump. Thinks.— Meri (@Meri)1618328274.0
@Bencjacobs Yep. Donald doesn't care who gets sick. Typical former guy.— Max Bingman (@Max Bingman)1618329250.0
@Bencjacobs Why keep posting this garbage? The former guy is clearly unhinged. Let him crawl back in his hole, alone and defeated.— Susan Speakman (@Susan Speakman)1618328165.0
@Bencjacobs Only Tuesday and already I’m out of f*cks to give for anything that fat, orange puss-bag has to say.— Peter Lion (@Peter Lion)1618331222.0
@Bencjacobs My response to ex-president (by the grace of God) Trump is: It is over, https://t.co/hUOGwwuV5e— J. A. Dunleavy (@J. A. Dunleavy)1618329384.0
@Bencjacobs Desperate for attention. Even more desperate to be relevant. Knows nothing about any subject. Pathetic… https://t.co/Rz7XlGhoMc— Paula J Marcotte (@Paula J Marcotte)1618329916.0
@Bencjacobs In more relevant news.... https://t.co/HaO2SFUfky— Political Jerk (@Political Jerk)1618327785.0