WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Candace Owens suggested that former President Donald Trump is “too old” that’s why he said that vaccines work.
- In an interview last week, Trump told anti-vax Owens that vaccines can protect people and won’t kill anyone.
- Owens, in response, said Trump’s generation doesn’t try to find alternative information because they came from a time where there’s no internet yer.
Candace Owens suggested that former President Donald Trump is supporting the COVID-19 vaccine because he is “old.” the conservative activist Candace Owens suggested to her followers this week.
“People oftentimes forget, like, how old Trump is,” the conservative activist told her Instagram followers on Thursday. “Like they came from a time before TV, before internet, before being able to conduct their independent research.”
Last Wednesday, Owens had an interview with Trump. He actually endorsed the COVID-19 vaccine, saying that it protects people and won’t kill anyone.
Owens is an anti-vaxxer who repeatedly reminded everyone that she was not vaccinated.
“Everything that [Trump’s generation] read in a newspaper that was pitched to them that they believe that that was a reality,” she said. “And one of those things was, you know, this push for vaccines and believing that people were going to die without vaccines. And so, I believe that his support of the vaccine is genuine and it’s not based on any corruption at all.”
Owens said she wanted to address questions from Trump supporters, who may be wondering where his support comes from.
She suggested that the former president only reads mainstream media and doesn’t look for alternative sources of information.
“Believe it or not, I do not believe that Trump reads or partakes in any other news sources,” Owens said. “I don’t believe that Trump is on the internet or that he necessarily uses the web to try to find obscure websites. I think that he just relies on typical mainstream sources. So, I don’t think that there’s anything evil going on there.”
Though Trump has often undermined unflattering news articles — particularly in the mainstream media — by calling them “fake news,” he is said to consistently read print newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Earlier this week, Trump told Fox News that he was surprised and appreciative of President Joe Biden’s recognizing his administration’s Operation Warp Speed to produce three COVID-19 vaccines.
Source: Business Insider