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Sarah Huckabee-Sanders’ Op-Ed About Her Getting the ‘Trump Vaccine’ Had Some Serious Lies In It
Remember Sarah Huckabee-Sanders? Yes, she was the one that lied before the next one that lied. The only difference between Sarah Huck and Kayleigh McEneny is Sarah wasn’t sanctimonious in her lying and wasn’t the least bit afraid to stare down people with her disgust and hatred. Kayleigh would lie and hate reporters by appearing to be so reasonable and so caring, with a cross and a smile covering condescension and poisonous thoughts.
Anyway, Sarah Huck did what she did best on Sunday in writing an Op-Ed for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Perhaps her op-ed was a reaction to the outrage she received when she was quoted earlier in the week as saying she would do basically nothing as governor to help exterminate COVID.
Perhaps Sarah thinks she was doing a public service, but we have our doubts and we’ll get to those. She did advocate people getting the vaccine, but she did it Sarah’s way, here’s the only redeemable part:
A few months ago, I decided to take advantage of President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed and get vaccinated.
Like many of you, I have had a lot of misinformation thrown at me by politicians and the media during the pandemic. And, like many of you, I spent a lot of time sorting through it all, trying to make the best decision I could for myself and my family.
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Actually, Sarah, many of us didn’t have any misinformation thrown at us at all, except from the White House podium and the President of the United States. The White House gave us information like, “it’s not that much worse than the flu,” “hydroxychloroquine, take it, what do you have to lose?” “Maybe we should look at bleach or UV light,” “We have so many cases because we do so much testing…” and it “May be down to zero by the end of the week.”
Other than the White House podium, we had real information at our fingertips the entire time, whether from the NTY, the WaPo, CNN/MSNBC, or DR. FAUCI!!
She went on:
Based on the advice of my doctor, I determined that the benefits of getting vaccinated outweighed any potential risks. I was also reassured after President Trump and his family were vaccinated. If getting vaccinated was safe enough for them, I felt it was safe enough for me.
Please to be fcking off now. Trump “and his family,” all actually GOT COVID because they refused to listen to Dr. Fauci and the CDC. Did you notice, Sarah, that neither Joe, nor Kamala, nor any other prominent Democrat that we can think of, got COVID, Sarah?
Besides, Trump and his family got the vaccine in private and didn’t tell anyone for quite some time. Is he that afraid of us seeing arm-fat Sarah? Or did he think it would make him look “weak” even after he nearly died a very strong and manly death?
Sarah was far more interested in scoring political points, by… lying her ass off:
When the Trump administration initiated Operation Warp Speed in May 2020, the president stated that a vaccine would become available by December of that year at the very latest. From the moment he made his announcement, the “expert” class tried to undermine those statements with baseless fear-mongering.
Over 600,000 people have died Sarah, and Trump came awfully close. That is NOT baseless fear-mongering. Was the vaccine “available in December?” Because if it was, “we” seemed to miss it. Yes, it was available to the most vulnerable, but not to the American population generally. Additionally, just like Trump didn’t want to “panic” people, it was perfectly reasonable for the “expert class” (the ones that came up with the vaccine you put in your arm) didn’t want to set up false expectations of having a shot in the arm by November because that would’ve been wrong. They were almost perfectly on time.
The New York Times ran an opinion piece claiming that whatever the Trump administration released would likely be a dangerous political stunt. CNN did the same. But no one did more to undercut public confidence in the vaccine than Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Biden doubted that the vaccine would be “real,” while Harris said in a nationally-televised debate that she would not take any vaccine the Trump administration had a hand in creating.
This is the net, Sarah. Please provide citations, because there are not any. The NYT had damned good reason to fear a “political stunt” as we’ve all read – now – in the books that Trump couldn’t understand why it needed to be tested. Trump was talking about vaccines in July. Moreover, you’re lying about Harris, who said she wouldn’t take a vaccine that TRUMP said was safe. (Trump was Mr. Hydroxychloroquine for mild people). She always said she would take a vaccine that the experts said was safe. The difference is not subtle.
The Trump administration had NO hand in “creating” the vaccine, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, are not divisions of the government. Operation “Warp Speed” is the same “operation” that every other self-respecting country had, including the U.K. which had the vaccine dispensed a week before we did. Every single person reading this column would have done the exact same thing Trump did, cut all reasonable red tape to get the vaccination out fast because so many people were dying. The difference is that 99% of the people reading this wouldn’t walk around thinking they are responsible for the near miracle cure.
Last, who is it just these last two months that have been fear-mongering the vaccine? That would be MTG, Boebert, Hannity, Tucker, Ingraham, etc. etc. And so now you’re blaming the Democrats for distributing a vaccine that is least used in red states? When Facebook removes misinformation, who squeals the loudest, Sarah? In the last three months, who are we hearing about dying of COVID, Sarah?
I understand that the decision to be vaccinated is deeply personal and not an easy one to make.
Actually, it’s the easiest decision we’ve made in… forever. Want to know why, Sarah? Because the “so called” experts said it was safe and we saw three living presidents and Mike Pence take the vaccine. Where was your boy, Sarah? By then he was out of intensive care, so there’s really no excuse. Is he afraid of needles?
Tough decision? Pffft. We have a tougher time deciding whether to go with General Tso’s chicken or Mongolian beef.
For those of you who can take more of this slop, the Op-Ed is right here.
Seriously, go pluck yourself, Sarah. You cannot even write an op-ed meant to save lives and have it be nothing but a political diatribe. Filled with lies.
OH! One last thing, Sarah. Had you still been press secretary last year, you do know that you would’ve gotten COVID, too, right? And your husband, maybe kids. You know that, right? Don’t lecture us about “misinformation.”
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