In an interview with prominent conservative Candace Owens, Former President Trump pushed back over her claims claiming the lack of usefulness of COVID-19 vaccines. In a Tuesday episode of the Daily Wire show "Candace," Trump told Owens that he takes credit for the “incredible speed” of producing the vaccines during his time in office and his partnership with private pharmaceutical companies. “I came up with a vaccine, with three vaccines,” Trump told Owens. “All are very, very good. Came up with three of them in less than nine months. It was supposed to take five to 12 years.” [tweet_embed] December 26, 2021[/tweet_embed] Owens then said to Trump that more people died from the virus in 2021 than in 2020 even with the vaccine being issued to the public, taking a shot at President Biden. “Yet more people have died under COVID this year,” Owens told Trump. “By the way, under Joe Biden, then under you and more people took the vaccine this year. So people are questioning how—” “Oh no, the vaccines work, but some people aren’t the ones. The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine. But it’s still their choice. And if you take the vaccine, you’re protected,” Trump told Owens. “Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it’s a very minor form,” Trump persisted. “People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine.” ,/p> Trump recently said during a sit-down talk with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that he has gotten his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. The former president went on to stress that despite the vaccinations working, he is against vaccine and mask mandates, saying that "people have to have their freedom." [tweet_embed] December 26, 2021[/tweet_embed] The U.S. is currently dealing with a winter surge of COVID-19 infections as the omicron variant has taken hold across the nation. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday retweeted a clip of the interview. "Just going to echo former President Trump here on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines," Psaki said in a tweet. "Merry Christmas eve eve. go get boosted." [tweet_embed] December 26, 2021[/tweet_embed] Owens has been one of the most outspoken Conservative leaders of the anti-vax movement and has said she will "never ever" get the COVID-19 vaccine. "I have no issue with any person who wants to get the vaccine," she tweeted on Thursday. "I just will never ever let that vaccine into my body. I firmly believe that Big Pharma is the greatest evil on the face of the planet. I am healthy, young, in shape and simply unafraid of Covid-19.'