In an interview with Candace Owens on Thursday, former President Donald Trump said the vaccines against COVID-19 work and are effective against preventing serious illness and death.
DONALD TRUMP: I came up with a vaccine-- with three vaccines. All are very, very good. Came up with three of them in less than 9 months. It was supposed to take 5 to 12 years. And we say--
CANDACE OWENS: And yet more have died under COVID this year, by the way--
DONALD TRUMP: Yeah.
CANDACE OWENS: --under Joe Biden--
DONALD TRUMP: That's right.
CANDACE OWENS: --than under you. And more people took the vaccine this year. So people are questioning how--
DONALD TRUMP: Well, no, the vaccine worked, but some people aren't taking it. The ones-- the ones that get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don't take their vaccine. But it's still their choice. And if you take the vaccine you're protected. Look, the results of the vaccine are very good. And if you do get it, it's a very minor form. People aren't dying when they take the vaccine.