Rachel Maddow attacked ex-President Donald Trump on Monday for keeping his vaccination a secret from the American people, suggesting his cover-up cost the lives of Americans.
“Now we find out that he also took the vaccine but kept it a secret,” said the MSNBC host. “At a time when it has saved thousands of lives or more just talking to people about it.”
Maddow said Trump’s ongoing COVID cover-ups – from downplaying his own experience with the virus to hiding his vaccination – caused thousands of unnecessary deaths.
“It killed thousands of people,” she said. “What for?”
“It’s just amazing”: Rachel Maddow says Trump’s decision to cover up his own COVID vaccination could have cost thousands of lives. #maddow pic.twitter.com/qfYqmS8qj6
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When he went to see Walter Reed, some officers expected him to be put on a ventilator upon arrival. He was so sick. None of this information was made available to the public at this time. We didn’t find out until months later after he was out of office. Had the White House been, the President would have just been honest about his personal experience with Covid, how many Republicans and people who love this President for whatever reason would have ended up believing that Covid was serious business that kills even tall, strong people can you like? But they kept that out of the American public until he was out of office. And now we find out that he also took the vaccine but kept it a secret. At a time when just talking to people about it could have saved thousands of American lives or more. I mean, it’s just amazing. Who did that help? That killed thousands of people. What for? Your pride … It’s incredible.
Trump’s legacy of mass death
After the deadly events of January 6, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Donald Trump presided over the deadliest year in American history.
The staggering death toll, of course, was the result of a virus that Trump either ignored, downplayed, or spread in 2020. His lies and incompetence literally cost lives.
Donald Trump attempted to make a comeback in a lie-filled speech at CPAC last weekend, but his legacy will forever be tarnished by mass death.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the outreach organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.