The former guy is all but begging for credit for the successful rollout of the vaccine effort under President Joe Biden.
Following the CDC announcement this week that masks can be shed if you are vaccinated, Trump released his own statement, in an email via his Save America PAC — complaining that he has received no credit for the plan.
“Isn’t it incredible that because of the vaccines, which I and my Administration came up with years ahead of schedule (despite the fact that everybody, including [Anthony] Fauci, said would never happen), that we no longer need masks,” read the statement. “And yet our names are not even mentioned in what everybody is calling the modern day miracle of the vaccines?”
Trump claimed that Biden had “zero” to do with vaccines, saying that “all they did” was to continue with the great Trump plan of distribution “which was working well right from the beginning!”
“Without the vaccines, this world would have been in for another 1917 Spanish Flu, where up to 100 million people died,” he wrote. “Because of the vaccines we pushed and developed in record time, nothing like that will be even close to happening. Just a mention please!”
“When I came into office, the prior administration had contracted for not nearly enough vaccine to cover adults in America,” Biden said in a March 2 news conference. “We rectified that. About three weeks ago, we were able to say that we’ll have enough vaccine supply for adults by the end of July.”