Lara Trump—wife of former President Donald Trump's second son, Eric—appeared on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News and credited her father-in-law for single-handedly ending the pandemic.
News flash: The pandemic is not completely over.
During the program, she grumbled:
"You won't hear him get any credit."
"You won't hear him get credit that life is finally going back to normal."
But what had people's eyes rolling was what she said next.
Borrowing the 'many people' tactic from her father-in-law, Lara Trump claimed:
"You go in places like Target."
"I went to Target earlier today."
"A lot of people without masks in Target because people are getting vaccinated."
"We are coming out of this thanks to President Donald Trump!"
You can see Trump's comments here:
Lara Trump thanks former President Trump for people walking around without masks in Target https://t.co/As4fFfxQtH— Acyn (@Acyn) 1622683333.0
Her statement implying Trump ended the pandemic instead of the scientists and doctors who worked tirelessly on the frontlines was unbelievable and unfounded.
But her claim she was a Target shopper was a step too far.
@Acyn Lara Trump has never been in a Target, and had to ask someone how to pronounce it for this interview.— MaTT FLaMMaBLe (@MaTT FLaMMaBLe) 1622684044.0
@Acyn Lara Trump gaslighting that she’s actually been in a Target.— RollWithIt (@RollWithIt) 1622709444.0
@Acyn Lara Trump went to @Target? I'm dubious. Close, but no cigar... https://t.co/PqVxwFjb0O— Luiz Lemuz (@Luiz Lemuz) 1622734552.0
Lara Trump is only a Trump by marriage, but is crooked enough to be natural-born.— Middle Age Riot (@Middle Age Riot) 1622744880.0
You can’t trust Lara Trump, she married Eric Trump on her own volition. 😳😳😳— Mayo (@Mayo) 1622734729.0
@LbudisaLila I see her mouth moving, but all I hear from @LaraLeaTrump is blah, blah, blah. I'd like to see video evidence of her in Target!— Heidi 🇺🇸😎🎶🏒🎾🏎🏈🌊 (@Heidi 🇺🇸😎🎶🏒🎾🏎🏈🌊) 1622752222.0
A couple of users gave her the benefit of the doubt.
@LbudisaLila She probably thinks it’s a hunting supply store. https://t.co/6ZdOrS83CZ— Bonnie 😷 💉Schwertner (@Bonnie 😷 💉Schwertner) 1622749223.0
Although many states have begun lifting pandemic-related mandates since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased health restrictions for vaccinated people, some shoppers shared different experiences at their local Target stores in contrast to the one Lara Trump described.
@LbudisaLila I went to a target in Pittsburgh the other day and most people are still wearing masks.— Conan The Librarian Read by Crom (@Conan The Librarian Read by Crom) 1622732740.0
@LbudisaLila I went to Target yesterday. Half of us were wearing masks. I’m vaccinated and I just couldn’t remove m… https://t.co/z1ZHz7uzzB— Woman 🇺🇸 (@Woman 🇺🇸) 1622734683.0
At the end of her segment, Trump referred to the White House's latest vaccine incentive partnership. Brewery Anheuser-Busch is offering free beer as an incentive if 70% of adults get their first vaccination shot by July 4.
After complaining how her father-in-law will not be credited with making vaccinations widely available, she quipped:
"But don't worry because if you don't want to get vaccinated, Joe Biden is gonna offer you a beer, America."
"So that should be your incentive to get it."