Trump advisors convinced him to stop promoting vaccines, fearing backlash from his base, report says

Donald Trump has abandoned advocating for COVID-19 vaccines, Politico reported.

Trump had in recent weeks challenged some of his supporters by advocating the shots.

But his advisors are said to have worried that pro-vaccine positions would alienate Trump's base.

Former President Donald Trump is backing away from advocating for COVID vaccines amid concerns from advisors that it could alienate his base, Politico reported

According to the outlet, people in Trump's circle of advisors are concerned about the political fallout from his recent advocacy for the vaccines, which were developed under his administration

At Saturday's rally in Conroe, Texas, Trump completely avoided the subject.

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