As we mentioned earlier, MAGA-World is tearing itself apart over Trump's belated advocacy of a vaccine-- and booster-- his followers have not just eshewed, but have demonized. Below are the 5 states that have the puniest vaccination rates-- along with their Trump reelection number. (For comparison's sake, 62% of Americans are now fully vaccinated and 46.9% of Americans voted for Trump in 2020)
Idaho- 46% fully vaccinated (63.9% for Trump)
Wyoming- 47% fully vaccinated (69.9% for Trump)
Alabama- 47% fully vaccinated (62.0% for Trump)
Mississippi- 48% fully vaccinated (57.6% for Trump)
Louisiana- 50% fully vaccinated (58.5% for Trump)
The correlation is ever starker on a county level, where Trump voters have largely shrugged off the pandemic. These are the counties where Trump received over 90% of the vote in 2020-- along with their vaccination rates:
Roberts Co., TX- 96.2% Trump (29% fully vaccinated)
Borden Co., TX- 95.4% Trump (31% fully vaccinated)
King Co., TX- 95.0% Trump (17% fully vaccinated)
Garfield Co., MT- 94.0% Trump (18% fully vaccinated)
Glasscock Co., TX- 93.6% Trump (41% fully vaccinated)
Grant Co, NE- 93.3% Trump (19% fully vaccinated)
Wallace Co., KS- 93.3% Trump (36% fully vaccinated)
Armstrong Co., TX- 93.1% Trump (36% fully vaccinated)
Motley Co., TX- 92.6% Trump (26% fully vaccinated)
Wheeler Co., TX- 92.4% Trump (38% fully vaccinated)
Hayes Co., NE- 92.2% Trump (23% fully vaccinated)
Harding Co., SD- 92.0% Trump (18% fully vaccinated)
Cimarron Co., OK- 92.0% Trump (30% fully vaccinated)
Sterling Co., TX- 91.4% Trump (37% fully vaccinated)
Arthur Co., NE- 91.2% Trump (18% fully vaccinated)
McPherson Co., NE- 91.1% Trump (14% fully vaccinated)
Shackelford Co., TX- 91.1% Trump (35% fully vaccinated)
Oldham Co., TX- 90.9% Trump (34% fully vaccinated)
Loving Co., TX- 90.9% Trump (18% fully vaccinated)
Cameron, LA- 90.7% Trump (17% fully vaccinated)
Logan Co., NE- 90.4% Trump (21% fully vaccinated)
Beaver, Co., OK- 90.4% Trump (29% fully vaccinated)
Jack Co., TX- 90.4% Trump (37% fully vaccinated)
Hansford Co., TX- 90.3% Trump (40% fully vaccinated)
Winston Co., AL- 90.3% Trump (21% fully vaccinated)
Haakon Co., SD- 90.2% Trump (40% fully vaccinated)
Throckmorton Co., TX- 90.2% Trump (39% fully vaccinated)
Ellis Co., OK- 90.1% Trump (33% fully vaccinated)
LaSalle, LA- 90.1% Trump (41% fully vaccinated)
Dewey Co., OK- 90.0% Trump (25% fully vaccinated)
Last night, Business Insider reported how fringe factions of MAGA world are imploding into "anger and confusion" over Trump vaccine boosterism. He first did it last Sunday in Dallas on his Rewrite History Tour with Bill O'Reilly and then he did it again on Wednesday when he was on with one of the stupidest of the MAGA robot grifters, Candace Owens. After boasting that the vaccine is "one of the greatest achievements of mankind," he told the imbecile host that "the vaccine worked. But some people aren't taking it. The ones that get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don't take their vaccine. If you take the vaccine, you're protected. Look, the results of the vaccine are very good. And if you do get (COVID-19), it's a very minor form. People aren't dying when they take their vaccine."
On social media, right-wing figures from conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones to recently-subpoenaed "Stop the Steal" organizer Ali Alexander came out in force, rebuking Trump for his position.
"Remember when Trump said you would be playing right into the Democrat's hands by mocking the rushed, ineffective shot? Yeah, Joe Biden praises him and his booster shot," Alexander wrote on his Telegram channel on December 23.
"Trump, stop. Just stop. Have your position (backed by Fauci) and allow us to have ours (which is backed by science). This losing is getting boomer level annoying," Alexander wrote.
InfoWars talk show host Alex Jones also lashed out at Trump after the former president announced on Sunday that he had received a COVID-19 booster shot and was in favor of the vaccine.
"Sign on to it. Take credit for it. Take this, sign on, believe it. Hell, we're fighting Bill Gates and Fauci and Biden and the New World Order and Psaki and the Davos Group...and now we've got Trump on their team!" Jones said.
Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood, however, tried to justify Trump's pro-vaccine-stance, positing that Trump was employing "wartime strategy and the tactics designed to achieve victory" by recommending the COVID jab, though he did not elaborate on what he thought those tactics were.
Ron Watkins, a congressional candidate in Arizona known for his QAnon links, posted a message on his Telegram channel after the Trump interview with Owens aired, calling the vaccines "subscription suicide shots," and calling on his followers to "choose life" and "never comply."
Some members of Watkins' Telegram channel, which functions as a chatroom for 40,167 members, also voiced their doubts about Trump.
"I guess God lead to me it and then I had my doubts about Trump. So I give up on him saving America," wrote one member of Watkins' chat with the ID David Deitrich. "My beliefs …. He came into presidency making America great … so that we could all trust him … and let our guards down … and then he leaves us and betrays us to Bidan [sic] and the CCP and all these evil SOBs."
Zack Petrizzo, for Daily Beast this morning: "Some of Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters and right-wing allies have turned on the twice-impeached ex-president following his glowing public endorsement of the COVID-19 vaccine, and subsequent positive messaging around receiving a booster shot. The fringe characters have come out of the woodwork to try and throw down with the political leader they once praised."
Merry Christmas-- unless you were planning to fly somewhere. And remember-- COVID Stole Last Year; The Unvaccinated Stole This One. This whole mess should have been over or close to over-- not getting worse. And these damn morons vote as well!