Candace Owens trolls Donald Trump with ageist barb for supporting Covid vaccines
'He comes from a generation — I've seen a lot of people who are older, have the exact same perspective,' Candace Owens said about Trump
Candace Owens has taken a dig at former President Donald Trump by saying he’s “too old” to understand the internet and do his own research after he supported the Covid-19 vaccines. Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old political commentator addressed her followers after interviewing Trump on Wednesday, December 22, where he encouraged vaccinations and revealed to have received a booster.
But Owens did not seem impressed with Trump’s stand and said in the Instagram video, “People oftentimes forget that, like, how old Trump is. He comes from a generation — I've seen a lot of people who are older, have the exact same perspective, like, they came from a time before TV, before internet, before being able to conduct independent research. And everything they read to them that was in a newspaper that was pitched to them, they believed that that was a reality.”
During Wednesday's interview, Trump went against Ownes’ anti-vaccine stand and stated, “I came up with a vaccine – with three vaccines. All are very, very good. Came up with three of them in less than nine months. It was supposed to take five to 12 years.” But when the conservative pundit said, “Yet more people have died under Covid this year, by the way, under Joe Biden, then under you and more people took the vaccine this year. So people are questioning how –” The Republican leader responded, “Oh no, the vaccine work (sic), but some people aren't the ones. The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don't take the vaccine. But it's still their choice.”
He added, “And if you take the vaccine, you're protected. Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it's a very minor form. People aren't dying when they take the vaccine.”
Owens is one of the staunch opposers of the Covid-19 vaccines. On Thursday, December 23, she tweeted, “I have no issue with any person who wants to get the vaccine. I just will never ever let that vaccine into my body. I believe firmly that Big Pharma is the greatest evil on the face of the planet. I am healthy, young, in shape and simply unafraid of Covid-19.”
I have no issue with any person who wants to get the vaccine.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 23, 2021
I just will never ever let that vaccine into my body. I believe firmly that Big Pharma is the greatest evil on the face of the planet.
I am healthy, young, in shape and simply unafraid of Covid-19.
Also, in her Instagram video post, she assured her followers not to be worried about Trump’s changed stance on vaccines. She noted, “I don't think anything evil is going on. I think he genuinely believes that and he needs to sit down and have a conversation with someone, a larger conversation with someone to really understand what's going on and why so many people are just horrified. I do not believe Trump is on the internet, he just relies on typical mainstream sources.”
This comes a few days after Trump expressed his surprise over President Joe Biden’s thanking him for rolling vaccines last year. On Tuesday, December 21, Biden said, “thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America is one of the first countries to get the vaccine.”
Later, the former president reacted by saying, “I'm very appreciative of that — I was surprised to hear it. I think it was a terrific thing, and I think it makes a lot of people happy. I think he did something very good. You know, it has to be a process of healing in this country, and that will help a lot.”