Former President Donald Trump has rarely been challenged by mainstream conservatives on his COVID response — but Megyn Kelly is changing that.
While former President Donald Trump maintains unwavering support from many Americans, some still question his approach to COVID.
In a recent interview, Megyn Kelly addressed those concerns when she challenged Trump on COVID and his relationship with former NIAID Director Anthony Fauci.
“I was not a big fan of Fauci. If you look at Ron ‘DeSanctimonius,’ he was, this guy said the greatest things, I can give articles, that Fauci’s great, he’s wonderful, we love him, we don’t do anything without Fauci,” Trump tells Kelly.
“But he didn’t listen to Fauci,” Kelly responds, before Trump quickly retorted, “He shut down Florida.”
“He also had long lines of people getting the jab, as he called it, ‘Let’s all go get the jab,’” Trump added.
Sara Gonzales notes that DeSantis’ early response was at “Trump’s encouragement.”
“That’s what he’s going to point out, in the beginning we all shut down, and that’s his story and he’s sticking to it,” Blaze Media editor in chief Matt Peterson adds.
When Kelly questions Trump on the vaccines, he responds that “I never got, I think, the credit that I deserved on COVID, and I’ll tell you, the way I look at it, it came in and nobody knew what it was.”
Trump goes on to say that he hears from Democrats all the time who tell him that he doesn’t get enough credit for the vaccine.
“If you’re telling me that a Democrat is telling you you’re not getting credit for something, I don’t want to hear it. It’s not something that I’m going to like,” Gonzales says.
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