It was under the presidency of Donald Trump that the White House's Operation Warp Speed created not one but three vaccines capable of saving the majority of the world from dying of the Chinese coronavirus. It was the Trump administration that was willing to buck the suppression of the public health cartel and publicly challenge, explore, and eventually endorse the hypothesis that the virus most likely emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a result of highly risky gain of function experiments funded in part by Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins. And it was Trump's most loyal foot soldier, Vice President Mike Pence, who publicly slammed Kamala Harris for the Biden campaign repeatedly stoking vaccine hesitancy by refusing to take any vaccine endorsed by Trump.

Yet, for some reason, it's Trump's supporters who have chosen to forgo a vaccine that has rendered the risk of death from the coronavirus 1/13 as high as it currently is among the unvaccinated. According to a KFF study, Republicans are now three times more likely than Democrats and independents to remain unvaccinated.

In a laudable show of leadership, Trump has spoken up once again in favor of vaccination. Appearing on a live tour with television host Bill O'Reilly, Trump, who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine while in office, announced that he had recently received his booster shot. Despite some in the audience booing in response, Trump persevered in his endorsement of the vaccine.

"We did something that was historic. We saved tens of millions of lives worldwide — we, together, all of us, not me," Trump said. "We got a vaccine done — three vaccines done — and tremendous therapeutics like Regeneron and other things that have saved a lot of lives. We got a vaccine done in less than nine months. It was supposed to take five to 12 years."

He pushed back on vaccine hesitancy even further, urging his fans not to put themselves at risk of death while rejecting one of the greatest accomplishments of his administration simply to own the libs.

"This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right now," he said of the pandemic. "Take credit for [the vaccine]. It's great what we've done is historic. Don't let them take it away — you're playing right into their hands when you sort of, oh, the vaccine. If you don't want to take it, you shouldn't be forced to take it. No mandates, but take credit: We saved tens of millions of lives."

The decision to get vaccinated is one you should make with the consultation of your doctor, and considering that 96% of practicing physicians are fully vaccinated, they probably want you to get vaccinated. If that's not enough, just listen to your favorite president.