The Secret Behind Biden-Trump Lovefest

Divided by ideology but united by the objective

Shankar Narayan
6 min readDec 27, 2021


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Donald Trump was booed this Sunday again "after revealing in an appearance with former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that he got a Covid booster shot."

The boos were as loud as it was in Alabama a few months ago when he asked his supporters to get vaccinated. But unlike the last time, Trump did not pivot to the next topic.

He dug in.

He pushed back against the ruckus MAGA base:

"Look, we did something that was historic," Trump told the audience.

"We saved tens of millions of lives worldwide. We, together, all of us — not me, we — we got a vaccine done, three vaccines done, and tremendous therapeutics. This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right now. Take credit for it. Take credit for it. … Don't let them take it away. Don't take it away from ourselves.

You're playing right into their hands' when you doubt the vaccine"

Oh, my!

Donald Trump was expecting the boos. And he pushed back. His tone was markedly different. O'Reilly revealed the former President may have made up his mind to chart an alternate path for this base.

"I told him that today, he called me," O'Reilly said Monday. "I said, 'This is good for you, this is good that people see another side of you, not a political side. You told the truth. You believe in the vax. Your administration did it, and you should take credit for it because it did save, I don't know, hundreds of thousands of lives.

I'm trying to tell President Trump, run on your record. He's going to run again, all right."

There it is—the reason behind Trump's aggressive pushback against the GOP's anti-vax stance.

Why now and not before?

For months, Donald Trump did not reveal his vaccination status. Instead, he oscillated between claiming credit for vaccines and staying on GOP's decades-long anti-government, anti-vax stance.

Between the two irreconcilable positions, Trump favored the old GOP ideology to rile against the democratic administration's push to vaccinate more…



Shankar Narayan

Lov stats and hate status-quo. Forecasted all the states Biden won in 2020. Correctly forecasted the twin Georgia elections in 2021, House and Senate in 2022.