While Donald Trump continues to find ways to undermine the 2020 election after being defeated by president-elect Joe Biden, one report suggests that when ready, the COVID-19 vaccine should be named after him as a way to “soften his election blow.”
“With the world so divided and everybody telling him he’s got to give up and it’s time to leave and time to transition and all the rest of it, why not name the vaccine ‘The Trump,” Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera said on Fox & Friends.”
“Make it like, ‘Have you got your Trump yet?’ It would be a nice gesture to him, and years from now, it would become kind of a generic name. Have you got your Trump yet? I got my Trump; I’m fine.”
Rivera’s comments come after Trump wrongfully took credit for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which was said to be 95% effective.
“As a result of Operation Warp Speed, Pfizer announced on Monday that its China virus vaccine was more than 90% effective. Pfizer said it wasn’t part of Warp Speed, but that turned out to be an unfortunate misrepresentation.”
According to AP News, Pfizer began its first human trial in April, a month before Trump launching Operation Warp Speed in May.
“I wish we could honor him that way because he is definitely the prime architect of Operation Warp Speed, and but for him, we’d still be waiting into the grim winter for these miraculous medical breakthroughs,” Rivera told his co-hosts.
On Friday, the premier biopharmaceutical company asked the US Food and Drug Administration to review its latest vaccine for emergency authorization. As usual, Trump attacked Pfizer during a press conference citing that the company waited until after the election to announce the vaccine.
Earlier this month, Rivera tweeted that in due time Trump will have to “say goodbye with grace & dignity.”