(PresidentialWire.com)- The ultra-liberal New York Times is now praising former President Donald Trump after he recently announced that he received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
On Sunday, Trump spoke with Bill O’Reilly and told the world that he indeed received a booster shot recently. While some people in the audience who heard him speak booed, the former president said that was only a small minority of the number of people in attendance.
Following that announcement, Mara Gay, a member of The Times’ editorial board who has staunchly criticized Trump in the past, praised his actions. Talking with MSNBC on Monday, Gay said it was great the former president not only got the booster shot, but that he took the boos from the crowd in stride.
As part of the interview, Alicia Menendez, a guest host on MSNBC said:
“We’ve talked a lot about what it will take to get those who have been resistant to getting the vaccine, to get it whether or not those messengers could in fact be good messengers.
“I was struck by the fact that he says, ‘Oh, it is not everybody booing, just a small corner over there,’ as though he is beginning to understand how damning this is for his own legacy.”
Gay responded by saying:
“Well, of course, they created this monster. At this point, we need all hands on deck. So, we need Trump supporters and Fox New viewers to get vaccinated. So, I’m willing to take personally any kind of help from anywhere that encourages people to get vaccinated and to do the right thing and take this virus seriously to protect themselves and others.
“I think it was really good to see Donald Trump publicly say that he got the booster. I think we really have to just give credit where credit is due today.”
Trump made the announcement Sunday at the final stop on he and O’Reilly’s “The History Tour” at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Over four days, the pair visited cities in Texas and Florida.
After some of the crowd booed following his announcement, the former president reminded people that it was his administration that got the COVID-19 vaccines developed, produced and distributed in less than one year with his signature Operation Warp Speed plan.
“Look, we did something that was historic; we saved tends of millions of lives worldwide when we, together, all of us, we got a vaccine done. This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right not, take credit for it … it’s great, what we’ve done is historic. Don’t let them take it away.
“You’re playing right into their hands [when you doubt the vaccine].”
Trump did receive plenty of cheers from the crowd when he said that he was very much opposed to vaccine mandates. He said that, “If you don’t want to take it, you shouldn’t be forced to take it.”