Watch: Candace Owens Speaks on Trump’s Vaccine Comments
Source: Resist the Mainstream
Former United States President Donald Trump definitely has skin in the game when it comes to vaccines. His “Operation Warp Speed” allowed pharmaceutical researchers and scientists to cut through red tape and take years off the standard timeline for bringing a vaccine to market.
Trump’s full investment in vaccines makes one question his objectivity on their efficacy, which is what Fox News correspondent Candace Owens did during an interview with the former president on Tuesday.
The Daily Beast reports that Trump pushed back on Owens’ comments regarding the limited protection vaccines provide, saying: “Oh no, the vaccines work. The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine. But it’s still their choice. And if you take the vaccine, you’re protected.”
Trump added: “Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it’s a very minor form. People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine.”
Meghan McCain, who like her father (former Senator John McCain) identifies as a Republican but at times embraces progressive initiatives, weighed in on Trump’s remarks to Owens.
A Twitter post reads: “Trump schooling Candace Owens with facts and logic regarding getting the vaccine is really a sight to behold. Credit where credit is due and I hate the guy.”
Owens responded in an Instagram video, attributing Trump’s support for the vaccine to his age, noting that older Americans are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 and generally not comfortable using technology to properly research issues.
“People oftentimes forget, like, how old Trump is,” said Owens. “They came from a time before TV, before internet, before being able to conduct their independent research.”
Owens also responded to McCain’s Twitter post by suggesting she must not be concerned about health issues since she is clinically obese: “Hey Meghan— did you know that the overwhelming majority of people dying and/or being hospitalized from Covid-19 are clinically obese? People like you love the vaccine because it allows you to pretend that you care about health. People like me see right through that bull****.”
McCain responded with a snarky remark regarding Owens being a mouthpiece for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
Owens responded with a few statistics and a link to a medical report supporting her assertions: “Why don’t you come get this medical paper which correlates clinical obesity to a 113% higher chance of hospitalization, 74% higher chance of ICU admission, and a 48% higher chance of death.”
McCain responded by suggesting Owens’ post-Trump interview comments show her spiraling out of control, and that the spectacle was “really fun for all of us to watch.”
Owens took the bait and responded via Twitter writing, “You are slipping into utter irrelevancy and it’s sad to watch.”
Amazingly, the Twitter war between these two professional women continued to devolve. McCain suggested Owens was fixated on her and disparaged her work, writing: “You spread misinformation about the safety of vaccines. You’re a danger to public health.”
McCain signed off her tweet by hurling an expletive at Owens.
Owens responded defensively and pointedly noted she did not allocate much time or energy responding to McCain’s “fake health concerns on Twitter.”
Unable to let that be the last word on the matter, Owens retweeted McCain’s expletive and wrote: “Really, Meghan? So gutter and trashy.”
There has been a lull in the lobbing of Twitter bombs for a few days now. Those who view these women as role models hope they can take the high road and move on.