Sarah Huckabee Sanders just surprised everyone in an opinion piece on Sunday — because she wants Arkansas residents to get the coronavirus vaccine in the fight against the pandemic.
Sanders, former President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman from 2017 to 2019, recently received his endorsement in her campaign to become governor of Arkansas.
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She revealed in an opinion piece on Sunday that she’d received the COVID-19 inoculation “a few months ago.”
She didn’t call on residents to get the vaccine directly, she said the “deeply personal decision” should come after Arkansas residents “Pray about it, discuss it with your family and your doctor. Filter out the noise and fear-mongering and condescension, and make the best, most informed decision you can that helps your family, community, and our great state be its very best.”
She blamed President Joe Biden’s administration for sowing mistrust in what she called the “Trump vaccine.”
“What I found was simple: Dr. Fauci and the ‘because science says so’ crowd of arrogant, condescending political and bureaucracies were wrong about more than their mandates and shutdowns that have inflicted incalculable harm on our people and economy,” Sanders wrote in her opinion piece in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
But she said she talked to her personal doctor and decided to get the “Trump vaccine.”
“Based on the advice of my doctor I determined that the benefits of getting vaccinated outweigh any potential risks,” she wrote. “I was also reassured after President Trump and his family were vaccinated.”
“If getting vaccinated was safe enough for them, I felt it was safe enough for me.”
Sanders is the latest conservative personality to publicly encourage vaccinations. Trump himself issued a scathing attack on the Biden administration’s handling of the vaccine, and boasted during a rally Saturday that his administration had “come up with” the shots using “Operation Warp Speed.”
In a previous statement, Trump had said people are hesitating to get the vaccine “because they don’t trust [Biden’s] Administration” or the mainstream media.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity joined Trump on July 19th and encouraged his viewers to talk to their doctors about the vaccine —
I have been saying this repeatedly on radio and TV exactly the same way for some time. Like I supported masks early on. What I won’t do is tell people what to do as I am NOT a Dr and I believe this decision must be made based on science, research, medical history…. https://t.co/BjNwlrq1wf
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 20, 2021
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