Former White House economic adviser and current Fox Business host Larry Kudlow says the way to get more Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine is simple: Have Twitter restore former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
Newsweek reports that Kudlow made the absurd proposal on his show Tuesday as he was interviewing former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:
“I think President Biden should go to President Trump and ask him to help. President Trump has been out there unambiguously, ‘Get the vaccine.’ And that’s gonna help solve this temporary, I hope, delta strain.
“Furthermore, Sarah, I think that these media tech companies like Twitter and Facebook should put his account back in operation so he can appeal to the entire country to get the vaccination, and literally the rest of the world because everybody focuses on him. Now’s the time to do it.”
Trump has been banned permanently by Twitter and for two years by Facebook.
Sanders, meanwhile, suggested that low vaccination rates can be blamed on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:
“I think one of the things that frankly, President Biden and Vice President Harris can do to encourage people is, frankly, admit they were wrong when they cast doubt on Operation Warp Speed at the very beginning. Give the president and his team and his administration credit for producing and helping carry through a safe and effective vaccine. I think that could make a big difference, and I’d love to see them take that step and encourage people across the country in that way. I think that’s one of the more fruitful things that could take place.”
Biden and Harris have both already given Trump credit for Operation Warp Speed, but let’s keep in mind that pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Moderna are the ones who actually produced the vaccine. All Trump did was urge them to do so as quickly as possible. A monkey who knows sign language could have done that.
Twitter and Facebook are private platforms with rules and terms of service. Trump violated those rules and is now paying the price. If the former president wants to be helpful, he should go on Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News each and every day and tell his supporters to get vaccinated. He could also record a public service announcement with that message.
But let’s not hold our breath waiting for Donald Trump to do anything for anyone but himself. He never has and never will.
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