President Biden’s blatant attempt to steal the credit for the so far successful coronavirus vaccine rollout is unseemly and inaccurate — revealing just how insecure Biden is when it comes to the political optics of his new administration.
The White House is so desperate to wipe away any vestige of Donald Trump’s administration that it’s resorting to fake claims about the vaccine and pumping up Biden’s alleged heroics.
In his address to the nation last week, Biden made several totally “misleading” claims that even the liberal New York Times and CNN were able to uncover.
The Democratic president said the beginning stages of the virus in 2020 were “met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for days, weeks, then months.”
Excuse me, Trump silent?
Not even the most sycophantic Biden booster would say that the former president was quiet.
In fact he put together the coronavirus task force in early 2020 and gave a March speech to the nation from the Oval Office on the virus.
Trump surely tried to downplay the severity of the virus for months, but he held near daily briefings, subjecting himself to harsh questions from the media.
Here’s another whopper — Biden’s statement that “two months ago this country didn’t have enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all or anywhere near all of the American public. But soon we will.”
Biden is making it sound like the supply magically appeared only after he became president. Trump during his term ordered some 800 million doses of vaccines that were developed or in development — enough to vaccinate all of the nation.
In another “misleading” claim, Biden says when he took office only 8% of Americans under 65 had gotten their first shot.
“Today that number is 65%,” Biden boasted.
Again, the reason for the big jump is because health care workers, first responders and nursing home residents were prioritized in most states to get the virus first. It wasn’t because of anything Biden did.
Trump in fact launched and supported “Operation Warp Speed” which helped spur the development of at least three successful vaccines so far.
You won’t hear those three words anymore.
Now Washington Post has revised/corrected the story. Has anyone asked the House Managers if this impeachment charge remains (in their view) correct?
— Seth Barrett Tillman (@SethBTillman) March 16, 2021