President Donald Trump on Wednesday volunteered to be one of the first to take the COVID-19 vaccine and also defended Dr. Deborah Birx, a leader of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, following a New York Times article that painted her as the member who stressed positive information to Trump throughout the pandemic.
Trump said the issue of whether or not he takes a vaccine was sure to raise alarms among some, regardless of his decision.
“Well, you know the way it works. If I’m the first one they’ll say ‘he’s so selfish. He wanted to get the vaccine first,” Trump told Fox News contributor Marc Siegel in a TV interview.
“Then other people would say ‘hey, that’s a very brave thing to do’.”
“I would absolutely if they wanted me to and thought it was right, I’d take it first or I’d take it last.”
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