MSNBC host Chris Hayes falsely and outrageously claimed that former President Trump and Fox News host Tucker Carlson were “cowardly” because they wouldn’t come out and admit they didn’t want people to get vaccinated and actually wanted them to die instead.
On Thursday evening, the liberal pundit attempted to boost his ratings by having Dr. Anthony Fauci on his show, who then claimed that this is not a political issue… all the government is trying to do is save people’s lives and to “get over it.” Hayes ran with that, excoriating conservatives and insinuating that they were engaging in fear-mongering over concerns that President Joe Biden has vowed the government will go door-to-door to make sure everyone is vaccinated, in essence imposing a federal vaccine mandate.
“We continue to see this very worrying, dangerous trend of the right-wing media, you saw some of it there, people in the most conservative parts of the country turning against the vaccine. The leaders of this movement are cowardly. They refuse to have the courage of their convictions. They will not come out and say they are against the vaccine,” Hayes espoused.
“Instead, they take this straw man stance saying they’re just against anyone trying to promote the vaccine or heaven forbid mandate it, which of course leaves out the crucial point: the government is not mandating the vaccine. In fact, that’s the reason for the hectoring. It’s the reason Dr. Fauci came on our program. It’s why President Joe Biden spoke the other day about going door-to-door to reach people who have not yet been able to get vaccinated…,” he continued.
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“What they’re really saying is, they don’t want people to get the vaccine. If you’re saying you don’t want people to get the vaccine, come out and say it! But they won’t say it because saying you don’t want people to get the vaccines means saying you want people to die. Those are the options right now… What I’m saying is, if they’re going to pick a deceptive narrative to go with, why not go with that one? That Donald Trump delivered us these miraculous vaccines and we should all thank him and go get our Trump shots,” he added.
Hayes invoked the “exiled” Trump spearheading the vaccines, but at the same time demonized him for not wholeheartedly demanding that his supporters get vaccinated.
“The exiled former president has occasionally, half-heartedly made that argument, telling the crowd at CPAC in February, quote, ‘Everybody go get your shot.’ But he’s not really leaning into it,” Hayes declared. “At the end of the day, he’s just as scared of the anti-vaxxers in the base as the rest of his party, the rest of the conservative movement.”
He disingenuously had Fauci on to bolster his attack against right-wing media, the former president, Tucker Carlson, and conservatives in general who did not want to get vaccinated. Fauci happily joined in.
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“All of them,” claimed Hayes, “From Donald Trump to Tucker Carlson are cowards when it comes down to it. They’re just chasing after the base, they’re chasing the base. They’re not leading. They’re not telling them things they don’t want to hear.”
“They should be telling everyone that the vaccines were the greatest achievement of the Trump presidency,” he bloviated. “And you know what, that would be closer to being true than 95 percent of the things Donald Trump says.”
“They should be hosting MAGA rallies with mass vaccinations and a free hat with a shot,” Hayes smirked.
“They could do that if they wanted to. They could do it tomorrow. Instead, they chose the path of least resistance. They chose to play into the paranoia and the opposition, the nihilism that is increasingly the beating heart of this political movement,” he concluded.
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