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Biden Targets NFL Star Aaron Rodgers Over Vaccination Status While Touring Kentucky Damage

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Apparently believing the aftermath of a disaster is the perfect place to push a political agenda, President Joe Biden made a carping COVID-19 comment Wednesday while touring the widespread devastation of Kentucky communities hit by tornadoes last week.

Biden spoke with two women, one of whom was wearing a Green Bay Packers hat, in Dawson Springs.

“Tell that quarterback he’s got to get the vaccine,” the president said at the end of a brief conversation with the women, according to WEAR-TV.

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Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who tested positive for the coronavirus last month, had said before the start of the season that he was “immunized” against the virus.

However, the reigning NFL MVP explained in an interview on Nov. 5, after his positive test, that he had an allergy to an ingredient in the coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. He also had concerns about side effects from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Instead, Rodgers said, he underwent procedures to boost his immunity.

Was Biden's comment out of line?

“I’m not some sort of anti-vax, flat-earther,” the Packers quarterback said on “The Pat McAfee Show.”

“I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some sort of woke culture or crazed, you know, group of individuals who say you have to do something,” he said.



Rodgers lashed out at the NFL’s coronavirus protocols.

“Some of the rules are not based in science at all,” he said. “They’re based purely in trying to out and shame people.”

Twitter users suggested Biden’s vaccine comment was off the mark.

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The Packers are 3-1 since Rodgers’ return and 10-3 overall.

The quarterback was not asked about Biden’s comment on Wednesday during a media availability.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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