Former President Donald Trump, for the first time, addressed the rising concerns over adverse events linked to COVID-19 vaccines in an exclusive interview with conservative political commentator Tudor Dixon.
Regarding the hardships Americans face following the coronavirus pandemic, Dixon asked Trump about his stance regarding future COVID-19-related shutdowns.
“We had a booming economy with you before COVID. COVID stole so much from us. We lost our loved ones,” Dixon began.
“We suffered major learning loss. Our kids really suffered mental health strain. Costs have gone through the roof,” she added.
“And now we’re hearing that Kentucky is shutting down two school systems because of COVID again. So people are panicked that these shutdowns are going to return. What happens in a Trump administration when COVID comes back?” Dixon asked.
Trump began by making it clear his administration would not be implementing shutdowns.
“Well, we don’t do shutdowns, for one thing, and it sounds to me like if something’s coming back, they blame everything,” Trump said.
“They say it’s COVID because they love using the word COVID. If you have a flu season, they call it COVID. We had that then too, by the way. You had a lot of flu,” Trump said.
‘You had a lot of this, and they like to say everything’s COVID. But let’s see what happens. I mean, there could be something happening,” Trump added.
Trump then slammed Biden’s handling of the virus, saying, I always said Biden did a lousy job with COVID, and he did do a lousy job. We handed him over a great situation, and a lot of stupid decisions were made, especially with the spending of money and what they were doing.”
Dixon then asked Trump about Biden’s announcement to fund new vaccines, and the news surrounding the transparency of vaccine data, including reports of myocarditis, blood clots, and other adverse events.
“Joe Biden just announced that he’s going to be funding a new vaccine. He wants everyone to get this vaccine,” said Dixon.
“And we’re hearing about a lot of complaints from vaccine injured, to say a lot. It’s like an understatement. Numerous pharmaceutical companies have refused to release their data on vaccine side effects. But we’ve seen cases of myocarditis, blood clots, and heart attacks. They’re all increasing. The research has never been released.”
“So will you demand that the vaccine companies, that the pharmaceutical companies release their vaccine data to the public so that we can see what they’re actually seeing about the side effects of this vaccine?” asked Dixon.
President Trump responded by advocating for complete transparency from big pharma, declaring that we are all in this fight together.
“Well, they should do that. We’re all in this together, and they should be doing that,” said Trump.
“And frankly, anything new, and I hadn’t heard what he [Biden] said yet, but anything new has got to be looked at very carefully. But they should be doing that if they have facts. I mean, the facts are public. They should be made public immediately. People should understand that, and they should know what research is showing and what fact-finding.”
“Don’t forget, when we started, nobody ever had any idea, even the word pandemic. It was 100 years ago -1917- that was the last time. And it was a horrible thing. One hundred million people perhaps died, but nobody thought that could happen again. It seemed like an ancient kind of thing – the plague. They talked about the plague, but we had our own plague. It was called COVID. It was called the China Virus,” he said.
“What that Wuhan lab and what came out of there, because it came out of the Wuhan lab. And what that did to the world was unbelievable. Sixty trillion in damages, so many dead people, millions and millions of people all over the world. What happened there was just horrible,” said Trump.
Dixon pointed to pharmaceutical companies being protected by the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness(PREP) Act, shielding them from liability for vaccine injuries until December 2024.
“President Biden, just a couple of days ago, said he is going to release a new vaccine that works. Those are his exact words that “works.” I don’t know if that’s to indicate that he thinks the last vaccine didn’t work. But the pharmaceutical companies have been protected by the PREP Act and that protects them until, I think, it’s December ’24 when that sun sets.”
Dixon asked Trump whether these companies should be held accountable for injuries related to vaccines.
“So once that sun sets, and then they can be held liable for any type of vaccine injuries, will you tell these companies that they must be honest about what has happened with this vaccine? And do you believe that we should be starting a new vaccine at this point?” asked Dixon.
Trump emphasized the importance of holding such companies accountable.
“They have to be honest with the numbers, the facts, and they have an obligation to be honest,” he said, “And if they are going to hold back, that means they’re holding back something that’s not good.”
Dixon noted the public’s strong desire for President Trump to continue advocating for them, especially for people skeptical of vaccines and vaccine injuries.
“Mr. President, I’m telling you, there are people out there that are desperate to have you stand for them in that case,” said Dixon.
“Well, we’ll stand for them in many ways…,” Trump assured.