President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania are on their way to board Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2021.
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Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump received coronavirus vaccines in January at the White House, a person working for Trump told CNBC on Monday.
Trump, who left office on January 20, did not announce at the time that he and the first lady had been vaccinated.
It is not clear what vaccine the president and first lady received. At the time, the US Food and Drug Administration had licensed two vaccines for emergency use.
“President Trump and the first lady were vaccinated at the White House in January,” said the person, who declined to share additional details or context.
The New York Times first reported that the former president and the first lady had been vaccinated while in office.
Trump, in a speech Sunday at the conservative annual CPAC gala, encouraged “everyone” to get vaccinated.
“We take care of a lot of people,” Trump said in the rare post-presidential appearance.
“We take care of [President] Joe Biden, because he got his shot, he got his shot, “Trump said.” So everyone, go get vaccinated. “
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris received their two doses of the Covid vaccine in public, to encourage Americans to get vaccinated and to persuade skeptics about vaccines.
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