Donald Trump, former President of the United States was questioned in Dallas on Sunday after confirming that he had received his COVID-19 booster shots. 

Trump was joined by Bill O’Reilly, ex-Fox News presenter for the last stop on their “History Tour.”     

O’Reilly stated, “Both the president (and I) are vaxxed.” O’Reilly asked, “Did you receive the booster?” He asked Trump. 

Trump responded with ‘yes’, to which O’Reilly replied “I also got it,” and the crowd started to yell. 

Trump said, “Don’t, Don’t, Don’t, Do You Want to… No, No, No,” waving his hands at an area of the crowd. “There is a small group there,” Trump said. 

Trump encouraged people to take credit for the vaccine. The ex-president stated that Trump was playing directly into the hands of the crowd by saying, “oh, the vaccine!” 

Former President Donald Trump (left) was heckled in Dallas Sunday for confirming he received his COVID-19 booster shot alongside former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly (right)

Donald Trump, ex-president (left), was mocked in Dallas for confirming he got his COVID-19 booster shots with Bill O’Reilly, ex-host of Fox News (right). 

Research shows that Republicans have a higher level of distrust for the COVID-19 vaccinations than their Democratic colleagues. 

Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, the White House public-private partnership that enabled rapid COVID-19 vaccination development, has been a big success. But he also gave cover to anti-vaccination sentiment. 

Then he explained to the audience Sunday that they did not have to shoot their own shots.

Trump stated, “If you don’t want it, you shouldn’t have to take it.” Trump said, “No mandates,” to cheers. 

He previously refused to get his COVID-19 vaccine on-camera, doing it quietly before leaving the White House in January. 

Trump suggested in September that Trump might not be able to get the booster. 

‘I don’t think so,’ he told Sharyl Attkisson for her show Full Measure. “I don’t believe so, but I feel that I’m pretty healthy with this. We’ll see.  

“If it feels good to me, or if it is necessary for my health, then I will get it,” the former president added.  

Again, he didn’t receive his booster shot, which was televised.      

Trump downplayed benefits of wearing masks while at the White House.

In the months before the election, he held rallies in opposition to public health experts. 

Trump became infected by COVID on October 2020. He was admitted to hospital. 

He considered, however, that his administration’s handling the pandemic was a victory.   

Trump's spokeswoman Liz Harrington sent out a crowd shot of the Dallas event, after part of the crowd heckled the ex-president and Bill O'Reilly when they revealed they had been boosted

Trump’s spokesperson Liz Harrington sent out the following crowd shot from the Dallas event. After Bill O’Reilly, the former president and Liz Harrington were heckled by the crowd, they admitted they had been boosted

He boasted that he had done something historic on Sunday. We saved the lives of tens and millions around the world. All of us, collectively. It was a team effort that resulted in a vaccination, three more vaccines, as well as tremendous therapeutics such Regeneron, which have helped save many lives. 

“We had a vaccine in nine months.” “It was supposed to take five to twelve years,” the former president said.  

Trump stated that it might have been similar to the 1917 Spanish flu, which claimed 100 million lives.  

The Spanish flu pandemic happened between 1918 and 1919 and 50 million died worldwide, with an estimated 675,000 fatalities occurring in the United States. 

In the United States, there have been more than 800,000.  

Trump said to the crowd, “Take credit for that,” about vaccines. “What we have done is historical. They can’t take it from you. Do not let them take it from you.          

Trump was booed in August at an Alabama rally when he suggested to the crowd that they take their shot.