Larry Kudlow Calls on Twitter, Facebook To Lift Trump Ban So He Can Promote COVID Vaccine

Fox Business host and former Trump official Larry Kudlow said President Donald Trump should be allowed back on Facebook and Twitter so he can promote the COVID vaccines.

On Tuesday, Kudlow spoke with former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about how best to convince the unvaccinated to get the shot amid nationwide spikes in COVID-19.

"I think President Biden should go to President Trump and ask him to help. President Trump has been out there unambiguously, 'Get the vaccine.' And that's gonna help solve this temporary, I hope, delta strain," Kudlow said.

"Furthermore, Sarah, I think that these media tech companies like Twitter and Facebook should put his account back in operation so he can appeal to the entire country to get the vaccination, and literally the rest of the world because everybody focuses on him. Now's the time to do it," Kudlow concluded.

Larry Kudlow speaks to reporters outside WH
Former White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. Tasos Katopodis/Getty

Kudlow has a long history in politics. He served under the Reagan Administration in the early 1980s as the associate director for economics and planning in the Office of Management and Budget. Most recently, Kudlow served as the Director of the National Economic Council during President Trump's tenure from 2018 until 2021.

Kudlow is also a former financial analyst for CNBC. He became a Fox Business host in February.

Sanders, currently running to become the next governor of Arkansas, also said President Joe Biden should thank Trump for backing of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"I think one of the things that frankly, President Biden and Vice President Harris can do to encourage people is, frankly, admit they were wrong when they cast doubt on Operation Warp Speed at the very beginning," she said. "Give the president and his team and his administration credit for producing and helping carry through a safe and effective vaccine. I think that could make a big difference, and I'd love to see them take that step and encourage people across the country in that way. I think that's one of the more fruitful things that could take place."

Trump was suspended from both Twitter and Facebook after the Capitol riots that took place on January 6. In early July, Trump filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing the sites of infringing upon his rights as a U.S. citizen for banning him from their social media platforms.

"It will be a pivotal battle in the defense of the First Amendment," Trump said in a statement regarding the lawsuit. "Our case will prove this censorship is unlawful, unconstitutional, and completely unAmerican."

Trump is set to receive both of his accounts back in 2023.