Former President Donald Trump said all mandates related to COVID-19 need to be revoked.
“We have to end the mandates,” Trump told former top aide Kash Patel on EpochTV.com. “They have to be ended and they shouldn’t have started.”
Trump told EpochTV.com that President Joe Biden, after promising to “defeat the virus,” has done “such a horrible job” in managing the pandemic.
“It’s like they don’t know what the hell they’re doing,” Trump told EpochTV.com in an interview that will premiere Monday.
“And he came in, ‘I’m going to solve COVID.’ They had more [deaths] in his year — and that’s after everything that we developed, therapeutics, vaccines, everything.”
The World Health Organization this week said some countries can consider carefully relaxing the COVID rules if they have high immunity rates, their health care systems are strong and the epidemiological trends are going in the right direction.
The coronavirus pandemic began late in 2019, when Trump was president. The federal government did not impose vaccine or mask mandates, though some states, such as California, required masks.
After Biden took office, many jurisdictions began requiring COVID-19 vaccines to gather indoors for dining, work, etc. Biden also ordered the military, federal agencies and contractors, health care workers, and all Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees to get vaccinated. Continue reading at Newsmax.