Some people in the crowd booed him for it.
It started out well enough. The crowd in Cullman, Alabama ― which declared a COVID-19 emergency just days before the rally ― cheered when the former president suggested it was OK to pass on the shot.
“I believe totally in your freedoms,” Trump said. “You gotta do what you have to do.”
The tone shifted with his next line.
“But I recommend — take the vaccines,” he said. “I did it, it’s good!”
And that’s when the crowd briefly turned on him:
Trump was vaccinated back in January when he was still in the White House, but he said nothing about it publicly at the time.
His comments about the vaccines on Saturday marked the second time that the crowd turned on a speaker.
Earlier that evening, they booed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) when he told them to stop being “despondent” over Trump’s loss and put the 2020 election results “behind you.”
“Look forward, look forward, look forward,” Brooks said.
They replied with jeers:
Twitter users were more than a little amused by the jeers ― especially the ones against Trump: