Trump: Join Former Presidents in Endorsing COVID Vaccine

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Agree to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on camera to help boost the confidence of the American people.

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton have announced that they are willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on camera, once it is available, to assuage the concerns of any skeptical Americans. President Donald Trump has remained quiet on the issue. Obama said he would default to the expertise of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert. If Dr. Fauci says that the vaccine is safe and effective, Obama said he would get his shot, saying: “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it. I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science.”

After Obama made it publicly known that he was willing to get vaccinated on camera, Bush and Clinton announced that they would be on board for the same. Bush’s chief of staff went one step further, allegedly reaching out to Dr. Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, asking if there was any way that Bush could help promote vaccination.

The companies developing the vaccine, Pfizer and Moderna, both say that their product is about 95% effective. The companies are working to get the vaccine approved by US regulators by the end of the calendar year. However, many Americans have expressed skepticism. This wariness has not been helped by President Trump, who frequently attacks any scientific advancement and who has turned COVID-19 into a divisive, political issue.

Sign this petition to urge Donald Trump to agree to be vaccinated publicly alongside the former presidents.


Dear President Trump,

Three former presidents have agreed to get vaccinated when it is safe and available to do so–publicly. Many Americans have expressed doubts about the COVID-19 vaccination despite the fact that both companies developing the drug say that it is 95% effective. Vaccination would be a major step in stopping the spread of this deadly virus and moving the country back toward a normal life.

I urge you to join former Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton and agree to be vaccinated publicly when it is safe and available. This would help skeptics feel safe and comfortable to be vaccinated and show bipartisan support for the vaccine.


[Your Name Here]

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