Trump said. Fox News‘ Sean Hunty During a phone interview on Thursday, he said his administration had done “an incredible job” in tackling the COVID-19 epidemic and that “everyone” wanted a vaccine when he was president.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCKVID Data Tracker, 76.2% of people 12 years of age or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 65.8% of this group have been fully vaccinated.
“During my administration, everyone wanted a vaccine,” Trump told Hunty.
“No one was saying, ‘Oh, yes, I don’t want to take it.’ Now he says that and the reason is that he doesn’t trust the Biden administration. I can’t think of any other reason.
“When I was there, everyone wanted it,” he added.
Trump briefly touched on the military during his tenure, saying: “We had great leaders, great generals, and they did a great job of distributing vaccines. They didn’t want to take it.”
The former president has been vaccinated and has repeatedly said he supports the vaccine, but as a result he has faced criticism from supporters. He was. Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during a rally in Clemson, Alabama. On August 21, when he persuaded the crowd to shoot. “I totally believe in your freedom,” he told Bose.
Trump discussed vaccines and COVID-19 treatment, including Regeneron’s antibody treatment, and asked: “How is it possible that your numbers are so large now?”
“But I don’t read that the number has increased. You’ve hardly heard it.” “If I were him, it would be barbaric because we did an incredible job on the epidemic. An incredible job.”
The total number of COVID-19 cases has been on the rise since Biden took office on January 20 this year. The number of daily cases and deaths during August and September was higher than in the same period in 2020, according to CDC data.
Trump made similar comments about Biden and the vaccine in an interview. Spectator Magazine, excerpts from which were published on Friday morning.
The former president said he was “a believer in the vaccine. I am the one who came up with it in nine months or less”, citing his administration’s Operation Warp Speed effort to create the Covid 19 vaccine. I have been accelerated.
Trump added: “You can’t force people to do things. You can explain it. Interestingly, when I was president, there was no mandate. You didn’t need a mandate. Everyone wanted a vaccine, and since then, I don’t know. This is Biden’s lack of confidence.. “