Former President Donald Trump declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race.
Trump, speaking Saturday night in Florence, Arizona, accused liberals of “discriminating against and denigrating” white Americans.
“If you’re white, you don’t get the vaccine, or if you’re white you don’t get therapeutics,” Trump said. “In New York state, if you’re white, you have to go to the back of the line to get medical health.”
Vaccines are easily obtained in the U.S. and the government is urging everyone to be vaccinated and boosted. And New York policy allows for race to be one consideration when dispensing oral antiviral treatments, which are in limited supply, in an attempt to steer treatments to people facing the highest risk of severe disease from the coronavirus.