Donald Trump is begging to receive credit for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Trump, 74, can’t move on, it seems. His latest attempt to reemerge back into the limelight is a statement he sent out on presidential letterhead saying he wants credit for creating a plan for the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America: I hope that everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t president, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful ‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all. I hope everyone remembers!” the statement read.
Interestingly, Trump would want to take credit for the COVID-19 vaccine, seeing as he was famously against the idea the COVID-19 virus was as severe as it still is. In May 2018, Trump’s administration disbanded the White House pandemic response team, a unit created under Obama’s administration. On January 22, 2020, the virus had yet to be widespread in the nation, and Trump’s response was, “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
On February 26, 2020, Trump compared the virus to the flu. “This is a flu. This is like a flu,” said Trump. The next day, Trump said the virus would magically disappear. “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle; it will disappear,” Trump uttered. By March 6 of last year, Trump simply said it would just “go away.”
Nonetheless, Trump believes it his doing that has gotten to this point of vaccinations being distributed slowly but surely throughout the country.
Do y’all feel he deserves some credit if any?