While turning his back to the cameras, Biden was wrapping up a conversation with two women, patting one of them, who was wearing Green Bay Packers gear on the back and telling her: ‘Tell your quarterback he’s got to get the vaccine.’
CBS News reporter Ed O’Keefe tweeted the moment and said Biden, who’s is an avid Packers fan, made the quip while wrapping up the conversation, much to the amuse of the two women.
The president’s personal plea to his favorite team’s star quarterback comes a month after Rodgers admitted he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, despite telling reporters in August that he was ‘immunized’.
The 38-year-old athlete tested positive for COVID in early November, at which time it became known he was not vaccinated. He missed the following against the Kansas City Chiefs, which the Packers lost 13-7 with Jordan Love filling in as quarterback.
Rodgers was heavily criticized in the aftermath of his diagnosis, being accused of lying and trying to conceal his vaccination status.
The two women laugh. pic.twitter.com/J7aC8HFyLH
— Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) December 15, 2021
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Alastair Talbot