President Joe Biden visited Kentucky to survey tornado damage on Wednesday, but not without taking a poke at Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
During his visit, President Biden met with victims of this month's storm. While talking to one of the victims, who happened to be wearing a Packers hat and shirt, he told her Rodgers needs to get vaccinated.
"Tell that quarterback he's got to get the vaccine," President Biden can be heard saying on camera.
You can watch the interaction below:
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The comment was in reference to lats month's controversy over Rodgers' COVID-19 vaccination status. Rodgers is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and said on the Pat McAfee Show that he took Ivermectin based on podcast host Joe Rogan's recommendation.
The NFL Network and ESPN report that the National Football League has known Rodgers has been unvaccinated since the start of the season.
Speculation swirled about whether Rodgers misled the public in late August when he said he was “immunized” against COVID-19.
Rodgers said after he thoroughly researched the vaccine options that alternative treatments would be better for his health. He said he is allergic to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and that the clotting story with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine made that vaccine not an option