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Biden says local doctors, clergy better than Trump at persuading skeptical Republicans to get vaccinated

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At an event about implementing the American Rescue Plan, President Biden said that local doctors and clergy would be more effective than former President Donald Trump at convincing Republicans who may be reluctant about a vaccine to get vaccinated.

Video Transcript

- Did President Trump help promote the vaccine among skeptics, sir? Especially the Republicans who say that--

JOE BIDEN: I'm hearing a lot of reports from serious reporters like you saying that. I discussed it with my team, and they say the thing that has more impact than anything Trump would say to the MAGA folks is what the local doctor, what the local preachers, what the local people in the community say.

So I urge-- I urge all local docs and ministers and priests to talk about why, why it's important to get it-- to get that vaccine, and even after that, until everyone is, in fact, vaccinated, to wear this mask. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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