President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania 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 vaccinations at the White House in January, a person who works for Trump told CNBC on Monday.
Trump, who stepped down on January 20, did not disclose at the time that he and the first lady had been vaccinated.
It is unclear what vaccine the president and first lady received. At that time, two emergency vaccines had been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
“President Trump and the First Lady were vaccinated at the White House in January,” said the person who refused to provide any additional details or context.
The New York Times first reported that the former president and first lady had been vaccinated in office.
In a speech on Sunday at CPAC’s annual Conservative Gala, Trump encouraged “everyone” to get vaccinated.
“We took care of a lot of people,” said Trump in the rare appearance after the president.
“We took care of it [President] Joe Biden, because he got his shot, he got his vaccine, “Trump said.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both received their two doses of Covid vaccine publicly to encourage Americans to get vaccinated and to convince those who are skeptical about the shots.
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