President Joe Biden gave a speech on Thursday where he either lied about the last administration concerning handling the COVID-19 pandemic or he outright took credit for things the Trump administration did from having advanced therapeutics to now three vaccines all done in record time.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently responded to a question of whether or not the Biden White House will give any credit to Donald Trump for vaccines saying that the Biden administration does not believe anyone should be given credit after allowing 500,000 deaths to occur.
The level of disrespect the Democrats have shown to Trump is insufferable and it is especially unbearable since he was the greatest president of our lifetime.
Not everyone in the Biden administration feels the same way.
On Thursday prior to Biden’s speech, President Biden’s White House senior adviser for COVID-19 acknowledged that former President Donald Trump and the Trump administration deserve credit for the creation and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines under Operation Warp Speed.
Andy Slavitt said he “absolutely” would tip his hat to them for their achievements in such a short time for something that was so needed at the time.
During an appearance on Fox News, Slavvit told Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino he was grateful for efforts that were made to get the vaccines done before Biden stole the White House saying, “I would absolutely tip my hat” when Hemmer asked him about giving credit for the success of Operation Warp Speed.
“This is a scientific process that actually began more than a decade ago with scientists inside the NIH…creating this mRNA vaccine,” Slavitt said.
He added, “I think the Trump administration made sure that we got — in record time — a vaccine up and out. That’s a great thing and something we should all be excited about.”
Hemmer then asked Slavitt why other members of the Biden administration “were talking about the shelves being empty,” noting, “on inauguration day, you had what. 1.5 million shots in the arms of Americans.”
In fact, before Trump left office he ordered from all of the vaccine makers enough doses to vaccinate 400 million people. Joe Biden lied Thursday night when he told the American people that there weren’t enough doses of vaccine ordered when he came into office.
“When I came into office, the prior administration had contracted for not nearly enough vaccine to cover adults in America,” Biden lied. “We rectified that.”
That was a bald-faced lie.
Here’s what the Trump team’s contracts called for drugmakers to supply to the U.S. government:
- Pfizer-BioNTech: 100 million doses (two-dose regimen)
- Moderna: 100 million doses (two-dose regimen)
- Johnson & Johnson: 100 million doses (one-dose regimen)
- AstraZeneca: 300 million doses (two-dose regimen)
- Novavax: 100 million doses (two-dose regimen)
- Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline: 100 million doses (one- or two-dose regimen)
Trump order 800 million doses before he left office, enough to vaccinate every American and some illegals as well.
“Look, I don’t think this is an effort to point fingers,” Slavitt replied.
The Biden administration has previously said that the Trump administration left them “a mess” on Covid vaccination and President Joe Biden himself called Trump’s vaccine rollout in the early days a “dismal failure.”
Last month, Vice President Kamala Harris lied to Axios saying that the Biden administration had to start from “scratch,” a claim Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed weeks before when he said “we certainly are not starting from scratch” on vaccine distribution.
Slavitt was also asked if Biden was going to give Trump any credit at all for his role in the vaccine rollout when Biden was to lie to the nation Thursday night.
“He will try to look forward and talk about the commitments that he has made and that we’ve got to make to getting the country vaccinated, to getting people back up and standing,” Slavitt replied. “Our view is there really are no bad guys here. We are going to succeed together or we are going to fail together.”
In other words, no, and Biden did not. In fact, he lied about many things and took credit for many things that happened under the Trump administration.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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