Ivanka Trump got the Pfizer Covid vaccine and her anti-vaxx fans are not happy

Clara Hill@clara_ish
Thursday 15 April 2021 12:15
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Ivanka Trump has received backlash from her fanbase after getting vaccinated against covid

(Ivanka Trump/Twitter)

Ivanka Trump is back on social media with some health news – she’s received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Donald Trump’s daughter shared the news to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – all platforms her dear father is banned from – and also sent a statement to the AP news agency.

In the social media posts, she encouraged her followers to also get the vaccine, writing in the caption: “Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too! Thank you Nurse Torres!!!”

The former president’s oldest daughter got her shot in her new home state of Florida, where she moved to after her father left office in January.

According to the The Daily Beast, two sources said she was offered the jab while Trump was still in office but she turned it down.

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In news which will be shocking to absolutely no one, many of her fans did not welcome the news, not least because her father was well-known for mocking simple coronavirus safety measures and downplaying the seriousness of the pandemic.

The Instagram post’s comment section was riddled with complaints from people who are clearly not fans of vaccines.

“Bummer. I was hoping you were above this kind of virtue signalling,” one Instagram user wrote.

Another chimed in: “Hell no. Quit telling perfectly healthy people to take this so-called vaccine.”

Another said: “No thanks! With a 99% survival rate, I shall pass. With Bill Gates involved I will not get one.”

Some simply said it was “disappointing” while others said they did not want to be a “lab rat”.

Her Facebook and Twitter were also full of anti-vaxx comments.

“Love you! But going to decline,” one wrote on Facebook.

Some pointed out that she could have publicly back vaccines a bit earlier. “You could have told people that covid wasn’t a ‘dem hoax.’ You could have told people Covid wasn’t going to ‘disappear like a miracle,’ or with the ‘warmer weather’,” user Jo wrote.

Journalist Stephanie Ruhle wrote: “@IvankaTrump posted herself getting vaccinated on Instagram & encouraged others to do so. The comments are astonishing,”

Other key members of the Trump administration have also received the vaccine. Vice-President Mike Pence did his on television sporting a little short-sleeved shirt, while Donald and Melania Trump got theirs but did not publicise it.

Whatever our feelings are about the Trump family, we say well done to Ivanka for promoting the vaccine.

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