Four former U.S. presidents joined forces for a new PSA video urging Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. And of course, it will come as no surprise that the president who presided over 500,000 deaths and also attempted to overthrow the government didn’t participate.
The new ad — the first of two created by The Ad Council to encourage vaccination — features Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter also make appearances.
The clip features the former presidents being vaccinated and reminds people that widespread vaccination is the fastest way to end the pandemic.
“This vaccine means hope,” Obama says, adding that he wants “to visit with Michelle’s mom, to hug her, to see her birthday.”
“I want to go back to work and I want to be able to move around,” Clinton says.
“You know what I’m really looking forward to,” Bush says, “is going to opening day in Texas Rangers stadium with a full stadium.”
“Roll up your sleeve and do your part,” Bush continues, before Carter adds, “Now it’s up to you.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has still not commented on the more than 500,000 people who died from COVID-19 in the United States, most of them due to how the pandemic response was bungled in 2020.
You can watch the full PSA below:
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— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) March 11, 2021