Former President Donald Trump announced this week, along with Bill O’Reilly, that not only did he get both rounds of the original COVID jab, but he also got a booster shot.
In the past year since the COVID-19 shot became available to the public, Trump has proudly promoted the vaccine as a win that happened under his leadership and care.
At the same time Trump was promoting his administration’s efforts to facilitate the creation and distribution of the shots, Democrats such as now-Vice President Kamala Harris signaled they wouldn’t go near a jab that was influenced by the Republican.
“I think that’s going to be an issue for all of us. I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump,” Harris said. “I will not take his word for it.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci also expressed skepticism and said that, even if a vaccine was produced quickly, “there’s no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective.”
One of Biden’s advisers, Dr. Michael Osterholm, wrote in March that he did not expect vaccine production and distribution to “occur quickly.”
Corporate media naturally ran interference for these Democrats, especially after they were inaugurated into the White House, and refused to give Trump credit for Operation Warp Speed.
“Biden, Seizing on Worries of a Rushed Vaccine, Warns Trump Can’t Be Trusted,” The New York Times wrote less than a month before the 2020 election.
“Trump Vaccine Chief Casts Doubt on Coronavirus Vaccine by Election Day,” was another NYT headline.
“Trump promises coronavirus vaccine by end of the year, but his own experts temper expectations,” said an ABC News headline in May of 2020.
“Contradicting The CDC, Trump Says COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready By End Of Year,” NPR published.
They often issued fake “fact checks” claiming the kind of shot required to take on COVID could never happen in a year — record time for a vaccine.
“Trump appears to be expediting the vaccine development process, misrepresenting how fast a vaccine will be available to the public in fighting the novel coronavirus,” a Washington Post article in March 2020 claimed.
Trump, however, stayed positive that Pfizer and Moderna would pull through and provide the millions of vaccines he wanted to distribute across the nation. And the WaPo article was later updated to state that “A coronavirus vaccine was administered to the first U.S. citizen on Dec. 14. The vaccine development was faster than scientists expected.”