Former President Trump is still holding rallies across the country and recently made a stop in the state of Alabama.
After encouraging supports to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Trump was booed by the crowd.
“You know what? I believe totally in your freedoms. You got to do what you have to do, but I recommend: Take the vaccines. I did it – it’s good,” he said.
Trump seemed proud that all three of the vaccines in use against the virus were developed under his presidency through Operation Warp Speed, but that didn’t seem to convince the crowd they should get them.
The crowd booed at his suggestion, to which Trump replied:
“That’s alright. You got your freedoms. But I happen to take the vaccine. If it doesn’t work, you’ll be the first to know. I’ll call Alabama say, ‘Hey you know what?’ but it is working. But you do have your freedoms.”
The former President had COVID-19 last fall, right before the 2020 election. He and First Lady Melania Trump both received the vaccine in January before leaving the White House.
Alabama has been struggling with the Delta variant, and the county where Trump held his rally declared a state of emergency due to the rising number of cases and hospitalizations.