During an interview with Tudor Dixon, a conservative analyst and former candidate for governor of Michigan, President Donald Trump expressed his perspective on the growing worries over the potential negative effects associated with COVID-19 immunizations.
During their interaction on Wednesday, Dixon apprised Trump of the adversities encountered by American citizens in the wake of the pandemic. The individual inquired about President Trump’s position concerning possible further lockdowns in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We had a booming economy with you before COVID. COVID stole so much from us. We lost our loved ones. We suffered major learning loss. Our kids really suffered mental health strain. Costs have gone through the roof. And now we’re hearing that Kentucky is shutting down two school systems because of COVID again. So people are panicked that these shutdowns are going to return. What happens in a Trump administration when COVID comes back?” Dixon inquired.
Trump unequivocally stated that his administration would refrain from executing any shutdown measures.
The former president answered, “Well, we don’t do shutdowns, for one thing, and it sounds to me like if something’s coming back, they blame everything,” Trump said, expressing skepticism toward the notion that the ongoing health crisis was solely due to COVID-19.
“They say it’s COVID because they love using the word COVID. If you have a flu season, they call it COVID. We had that then too, by the way. You had a lot of flu. You had a lot of this, and they like to say everything’s COVID. But let’s see what happens,” Trump continued.
Trump expressed strong criticism of Biden’s approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic, asserting “I always said Biden did a lousy job with COVID, and he did do a lousy job. We handed him over a great situation, and a lot of stupid decisions were made, especially with the spending of money and what they were doing.”
Dixon redirected the discussion to Biden’s declaration to allocate funding for a novel vaccine, asking Trump about the level of transparency around vaccine data, specifically referring to documented cases of myocarditis, blood clotting, and other unfavorable incidents.
“Joe Biden just announced that he’s going to be funding a new vaccine. He wants everyone to get this vaccine,” she began.
“And we’re hearing about a lot of complaints from vaccine injured, to say a lot. It’s like an understatement. Numerous pharmaceutical companies have refused to release their data on vaccine side effects. But we’ve seen cases of myocarditis, blood clots, and heart attacks. They’re all increasing. The research has never been released.”
“So will you demand that the vaccine companies, that the pharmaceutical companies release their vaccine data to the public so that we can see what they’re actually seeing about the side effects of this vaccine?” Dixon inquired of the former president.
In light of Dixon’s apprehensions, Trump expressed support for full openness within the pharmaceutical industry and emphasized the collective nature of our efforts in combating the issue at hand.
“Well, they should do that. Trump emphasized, “We’re all in this together, and they should be doing that.”
“And frankly, anything new, and I hadn’t heard what he [Biden] said yet, but anything new has got to be looked at very carefully. But they should be doing that if they have facts. I mean, the facts are public. They should be made public immediately. People should understand that, and they should know what research is showing and what fact-finding.”
Trump continued by explaining, “Don’t forget, when we started, nobody ever had any idea, even the word pandemic. It was 100 years ago -1917- that was the last time. And it was a horrible thing. One hundred million people perhaps died, but nobody thought that could happen again. It seemed like an ancient kind of thing – the plague. They talked about the plague, but we had our own plague. It was called COVID. It was called the China Virus.”
“What that Wuhan lab and what came out of there, because it came out of the Wuhan lab. And what that did to the world was unbelievable. Sixty trillion in damages, so many dead people, millions and millions of people all over the world. What happened there was just horrible,” said Trump, expressing his dismay, and characterizing the event as profoundly distressing.
Dixon additionally highlighted the existing protection afforded to pharmaceutical corporations by the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, which grants them immunity from legal liability for vaccine-related injuries through December 2024.
“President Biden, just a couple of days ago, said he is going to release a new vaccine that works. Those are his exact words that “works.” I don’t know if that’s to indicate that he thinks the last vaccine didn’t work. But the pharmaceutical companies have been protected by the PREP Act and that protects them until, I think, it’s December ’24 when that sunsets.”
Dixon subsequently posed a query to Trump regarding the potential accountability of these companies for vaccine-related injuries subsequent to the aforementioned date.
“So once that sunsets, and then they can be held liable for any type of vaccine injuries, will you tell these companies that they must be honest about what has happened with this vaccine? And do you believe that we should be starting a new vaccine at this point?” Dixon inquired.
President Trump underscored the significance of ensuring that these corporations are held responsible.
“They have to be honest with the numbers, the facts, and they have an obligation to be honest. And if they are going to hold back, that means they’re holding back something that’s not good,” the real estate giant answered.
In conclusion, Tudor Dixon observed that there exists a significant public demand for President Trump to persist in championing their interests, particularly those individuals who harbor doubts regarding vaccines and have experienced adverse effects from vaccination.
“Mr. President, I’m telling you, there are people out there that are desperate to have you stand for them in that case,” implored Dixon.
“Well, we’ll stand for them in many ways…,” Trump promised.
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