Larry Kudlow has a deal in mind to convince the big social media platforms to reinstate President Donald Trump.
Kudlow says that Trump’s massive outreach on social media (up until he was de-platformed after the January 6 events) could overcome so-called vaccine hesitancy, especially with the Delta variant looming.
The ex-director of the National Economic Council under Trump floated this idea of reactivating the Trump social media accounts on his Fox Business show during a conversation with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the likely next governor of Arkansas.
Kudlow also called out Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for initially throwing shade on the COVID-19 vaccine program that emerged from Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, and they should acknowledge that they need assistance from the 45th president.
“I think President Biden should go to President Trump and ask him to help. President Trump has been out there unambiguously, ‘get the vaccine.’ And that’s gonna help solve this temporary, I hope, Delta strain,” Kudlow asserted.
“Furthermore, Sarah, I think that these media tech companies like Twitter and Facebook should put his account back in operation so he can appeal to the entire country to get the vaccination, and literally the rest of the world, because everybody focuses on him. Now’s the time to do it. Unity.
“Biden should go to POTUS and say, ‘ welcome, come on, I need help,’ and these media tech companies should restore his platform.”
(Video: Fox Business)
Sanders, Trump’s former press secretary, seemed to go along with Kudlow’s premise by acknowledging that she “would love” for Biden to reach out to Trump, while joking that she’d like to be a “fly on the wall” should a conversation between Biden and Trump ever take place.
During the conversation, Sanders noted that she got the COVID-19 jab after doing a risk-benefit analysis with input from her doctor. She underscored, however that it’s a deeply personal decision for each individual, and that government should not be imposing any edicts in that context.
“Let me also say that I do not think it’s the government’s job to mandate the vaccine or mandate masks. I believe in personal freedom and responsibility,” Sanders said.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has this week changed its mask guidelines to recommend that fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask indoors in certain COVID hotspots due to the spread of the Delta variant. The Biden administration is also considering requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or be forced to submit to regular testing.
Sanders also vowed to keep Arkansas open and decried any further lockdowns.
In an op-ed published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that encouraged state residents to make an informed decision about what she called the Trump vaccine, Sarah Huckabee Sanders reaffirmed what she mentioned in the dialogue with Kudlow.
“If President Biden, Vice President Harris, and others on the left truly care about increasing the vaccination rate and saving lives, they should admit they were wrong to cast doubt on Operation Warp Speed and give President Trump and his team the credit they are due for the development of a safe and effective vaccine in record time.”
In a monologue earlier in this episode of Kudlow’s eponymous show, the host insisted that Operation Warp Speed “probably saved the country,” which Biden should admit, and “at a minimum, Mr. Biden should recruit President Trump to help in the public, clarion call for vaccination…Mr. Biden should recruit as many highly visible folks to join him to get the rest of America vaccinated.”
“Bury the hatchet, Uncle Joe. Bury the hatchet, media tech. Let’s work hard to spread the vax, knock down the Delta…this is the way the U.S. can work and used to work.”
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