Donald Trump’s tweeting frenzy continued on Saturday when he decided to take full credit for the development of the COVID-19 vaccine while also defending his decision to withhold it from New York by claiming Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is to blame before calling it the “New York delay.”
According to the president, “I LOVE NEW YORK! As everyone knows, the Trump Administration has produced a great and safe VACCINE far ahead of schedule. Another Administration would have taken five years. The problem is, @NYGovCuomo said that he will delay using it, and other states WANT IT NOW…”
He then added, “We cannot waste time and can only give to those states that will use the Vaccine immediately. Therefore the New York delay. Many lives to be saved, but we are ready when they are. Stop playing politics!”
The fact of the matter is that Trump had nothing to do with the development of the vaccine, it was done independently without help from the government.
According to The Independent, “Pfizer notably did not accept government money to develop, test or expand manufacturing capacity under Trump’s Operation Warp Speed initiative to quickly find a vaccine and treatments for the disease sweeping the country.”
This just appears like another attempt from Trump to push false narratives that make him look good. Let us know what you think.
….We cannot waste time and can only give to those states that will use the Vaccine immediately. Therefore the New York delay. Many lives to be saved, but we are ready when they are. Stop playing politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2020