Reiner noted how Trump had issued a statement earlier this week taking credit for the vaccine, which he called “fantastic” for its power to influence his supporters to get vaccinated, but called him out for not actually promoting vaccinations. Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump were vaccinated in January, but did not inform the public at that time. All other living former U.S. Presidents and First Ladies released videos getting their vaccines.
The Trump administration, said Reiner, “deserves a lot of credit for facilitating the vaccines, but they’ve done nothing, he did nothing to promote vaccinations among people who really rally around him. And if he wants to do something in his post-presidency, he should get on his soap box and start getting his acolytes to get vaccinated.”