Sun. May 16th, 2021

President Trump said he thought the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, was “confused” when he testified before senators earlier in the day that a coronavirus vaccine won’t reach the general public until around the summer of 2021. During the same press conference, Dr. Scott Atlas, one of Mr. Trump’s advisers, said the administration expected to have hundreds of millions of doses of a vaccine produced by the end of March. Watch their remarks.

5 thoughts on “Trump questions CDC director’s testimony on coronavirus vaccine timeline”
  1. Call me crazy, but I can see when Trump is lying. Trump says “No, I think he made a mistake when he said that, it’s just incorrect information”… that part isn’t really a lie, so much as it’s a politician shifting blame for bad news onto the messenger and off himself. Then Trump says “I called him, and he didn’t tell me that…”. This entire portion was an outright fabrication that Trump made up on the spot. Trump damn well never picked up the phone and called that man, nor asked him about when the vaccine would be ready for wide public distribution. Trump then went on the spout made up time lines for when the vaccine would be ready, and how well the testing was going. Again this wasn’t so much a lie, as it was someone telling you half remembered facts that he was briefed on, and can’t remember. This portion is the equivalent of a school kid trying to give a verbal book report, on a book he heard someone else reading aloud in a room as he walked past. He has enough information to make you believe he might have a clue what he’s talking about, but not enough to pass anything more than the most cursory of inspections.

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