While checking in on people in areas affected by the recent tornadoes in Kentucky, President Biden had a stern message for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The President was speaking with a woman wearing a Packers coat and jokingly told her:
"Tell that quarterback he’s gotta get the vaccine."
His tone may have been lighthearted, but the message wasn't.
It was recently revealed Rodgers lied about his vaccination status—after he contracted the virus and admitted to lying.
You can view the exchange below:
Rodgers had initially told members of the press he was "immunized" when asked about his vaccination status.
When the truth came to light, Rodgers lashed out at the media for not respecting his choice to refuse vaccination.
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers tried to explain himself.
"Look, I’m not some sort of anti-vax flat Earther. I am somebody who’s a critical thinker."
His critical thinking skills led him to trust his medical care and "immunization" to Joe Rogan.
This "immunization protocol" includes multiple substances, including the antiparasitic drug Ivermectin.
"I’ve been taking monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamin C and DHCQ, and I feel pretty incredible."
The President was far from alone in his criticism of Rodgers.
Despite Rodgers having admitted to lying, before then claiming he hadn't lied about being "immunized," NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth praised him as "honest"—prompting Twitter to lambaste both Collinsworth and Rodgers.
Rodgers has yet to respond to the President's request.