Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo had former President Donald Trump on her show, and of course, it turned into whine-fest. Predictably, Trump on Thursday morning responded to President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress. The former president complained, saying that Biden is “ungracious” by not acknowledging the “accomplishments” of the Trump administration in his speech. However, I don’t recall Trump ever giving credit to his predecessor for handing him a healthy economy to work with.
“You see how they’re blaming you on everything, and they do not attribute the successes that you had to your administration,” Bartiromo said. “How do you feel about that?”
“It’s ridiculous,” Trump said. “Obviously, they’re very ungracious people. I did the vaccine. They like to take the vaccine. But even the fake news isn’t giving them credit for that. We did the vaccine, saved tens of millions of lives throughout the world by coming up with a vaccine. If I weren’t president, vaccine, you wouldn’t have a vaccine for five years; three to five years would be the minimum. I got it done in less than nine months. And that’s only because of me.”
Trump continued to drone on, suggesting that the Biden administration is taking credit for Operation Warp Speed, saying “we had a great delivery system and all they did is take what we had and keep it moving.” He then ranted about the temporary pause of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, suggesting somehow that it was done for political reasons or to appease Pfizer.
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However, the Trump administration pledged 40 million coronavirus vaccine doses in December. It delivered fewer than 32 million. Biden promised to deliver one million shots in 100 days. He delivered 200 million. And Trump didn’t “do” the vaccine any more than Biden did. That credit goes to the scientists. And Trump didn’t have a plan to distribute the vaccines.
You can watch the full interview below if you can stomach it:
According to a new poll, 71% of Americans that watched Biden’s speech said they walked away feeling more optimistic about the country’s direction. President Biden didn’t list his grievances or lash out at his critics. Biden didn’t dance to YMCA while Americans are dying. President Biden remains laser-focused on fighting COVID-19 instead of holding super-spreader rallies as his predecessor did. And now, Trump wants credit for Biden’s success in distributing the same vaccine he took privately.
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