On Monday, Joe Biden delivered remarks over the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program, including what appeared to be a veiled threat to Americans who have not received the vaccine, claiming those who are unvaccinated, will “end up paying the price” for not getting it.
He also announced that the U.S. will donate at least 80 million vaccine doses globally by the end of June. Biden did not mention, however, that the vaccines his administration is distributing, are made possible due to Operation Warp Speed under the Trump administration.
“If the unvaccinated get vaccinated, they will protect themselves and other unvaccinated people around them. If they do not, states with low vaccination rates may see those rates go up, may see this progress reversed,” Biden said, appearing to read off of a teleprompter.
“… Those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price” he warned. “The vaccinated will continue to be protected against severe illnesses, but others may not be, if you’re not vaccinated”.
Last week, Biden also appeared to threaten Americans, writing on Twitter, “The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do. The choice is yours.”
Likewise, Kamala Harris on Sunday, echoed Biden’s remarks, writing on Twitter, “Get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do.” Video Below
Joe Biden’s veiled threat to unvaccinated Americans:
PRES. BIDEN: "Those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price." pic.twitter.com/qQ7cAyoYUW
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 17, 2021
Before the 45th President left office, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were both vaccinated in December– despite claiming they do not trust the Trump administration’s coronavirus vaccine production. “Let me be clear: I trust vaccines,” Biden said last year. “I trust scientists. But I don’t trust Donald Trump, and at this moment, the American people can’t either,” The Freedom Times reported.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ tweets:
The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do.
The choice is yours.
— President Biden (@POTUS) May 13, 2021
.@VP Harris, you told millions of Americans you didn't trust the vaccine under President Trump during your debate with @VP45 Pence.
How many vulnerable Americans listened to you and died?
Now, you demand that Americans trust you.
You politicized a vaccine for your own gain. https://t.co/0AsQ7EAMps
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) May 17, 2021
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 17, 2021
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