Trump: COVID Vaccines Will NEVER Be Mandatory on My Watch
President vows vaccinations will not be mandatory because 'people feel strongly'
President Donald Trump has vowed that COVID-19 vaccines will never be made mandatory in America while he's the commander-in-chief.
Speaking during an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co," President Trump said vaccinations should not be forced on the public because "people feel strongly" about the issue.
"I don't believe I'd ever do a mandated vaccine, because I just don't think I would do that, where you have to have it," Trump told Varney.
"Because there are some people who feel strongly about the whole situation."
The president called into the show Thursday morning and spoke for about 45 minutes.
He discussed his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and warned his immunity from contracting the Chinese virus again may not be for life.
"I have immunity now, I hear from anywhere from four months to a lifetime," Trump told the host.
"Sort of interesting as soon as I beat it they said no, he's only immune for four months."
Trump also blasted the biased reporting against him by the mainstream media throughout the interview.
"We don't get enough credit for anything, frankly," he told Varney.
"You know we've done a great job on so many things, including COVID, or the China virus.
"Because what we've done has been incredible."
"We're doing fine," the president added.
Trump returned to the campaign trail Monday, with a rally in Florida, and has since held large-scale gatherings in Pennsylvania and Iowa.
According to The Daily Mail, 41,000 people showed up in Florida, while between 25,000 to 30,000 attended his rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a city that has a population of under 20,000.
"Having gone through it, I'm the president of this country I can't sit in a basement and not see anybody for a year, I just can't do that," Trump explained, a clear knock at his Democratic rival Joe Biden, who has remained at home in isolation for much of the year.
"I beat it and I beat it quickly," Trump also said.
Varney pointed out that Trump has been criticized for holding rallies with large numbers of supporters turning up.
"Well Joe doesn't have any rallies because nobody shows up to his rallies so he doesn't have the same problem," Trump started to answer.
"But what I do is outside is a big thing and if you look at those people, they really are wearing masks.
"I looked last night in Iowa, there were many, many people wearing masks."
The president has been seen giving out free masks to supporters at the beginning of his rallies this week.