When it comes to COVID-19 vaccines
and ending the pandemic
's Chris Hayes
World" is missing a critical point.
Instead of casting doubt on vaccines that scientists have determined to be safe and effective, the “All In” anchor suggested another “very obvious” path that “the entire right-wing, MAGA world, conservatives
, Fox News
could take,” especially since vaccination rates have now significantly slowed.
That is, going all-in on promoting ex-President Donald Trump
's involvement in the jabs' development.
“It's not as if Donald Trump invented the vaccine,” Hayes pointed out.
However, he noted that the Trump White House-implemented Operation Warp Speed program, which aimed to speed up the development of the shots, “did help at the margins.”
“If they're going to go with a deceptive narrative
, why not that one?” Hayes wondered. “That Donald Trump delivered us these miraculous vaccines and we should all thank him and go get our Trump shots.”
“They should be telling everyone that the vaccines were the greatest achievement of the Trump presidency,” he continued, adding that it would be “closer to true than 95% of what Donald Trump says.”
“They should be holding MAGA rallies with mass vaccinations
and a free MAGA hat with every shot,” Hayes said. “They could, they could do it tomorrow.” Instead, they chose the path of least resistance, playing into the paranoia and opposition, the nihilism that is increasingly at the beating heart of this political movement.
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