Home Health Trump wants you to start calling the Covid vaccine the ‘Trumpcine’.

Trump wants you to start calling the Covid vaccine the ‘Trumpcine’.

86
0
Trump wants you to start calling the Covid vaccine the 'Trumpcine'.

Former US President Donald Trump wants the vaccine to be called the “Trumpcine,” Newsweek reported.

He has repeatedly expressed his frustration that he isn’t getting credit for the Covid-19 shot.

In March, Trump claimed that people “probably” wouldn’t get the vaccine at all if it wasn’t for him.

 


 

Former US President Donald Trump wants you to start calling the Covid-19 vaccine by a different name.

“Trumpcine” is the former president’s desired moniker for the life-saving jab.

 

Trump made this request to hundreds of donors during a rambling 50-minute speech at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday night, Newsweek reported.

It’s the latest sign that the former president is growing increasingly frustrated that he

isn’t receiving credit for the development or rollout of the coronavirus shot.

In early March, Trump released a statement falsely asserting that he was primarily

responsible for the shot’s rapid development.

“I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the Covid-19 (often referred to as the

China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful

‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all,” the statement said.

There is no evidence to suggest that Trump’s efforts would have shaved four or five years

off from a Covid-19 vaccine being developed, Insider’s Tyler Sonnemaker previously wrote.

In November, Insider’s Mia Jankowicz reported that Trump was furious that President Joe

Biden may get credit for the vaccines. He was reportedly upset that Biden would “steal”

the plaudits from him, Jankowicz said.

Trump made the latest plea for credit at a speech to his most dedicated supporters during a Republican National Committee retreat.

In addition to touting the “Trumpcine,” he reportedly spent several minutes deriding Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao.

 

 

Psaki refuses to give Trump credit for vaccine rollout and says it was an ‘incredible effort by science and by medical experts’

 

Psaki again refused to give Trump credit for the COVID-19 vaccine development and rollout.

It “was Herculean incredible effort by science and by medical experts,” Psaki said Friday.

Trump has expressed frustration at the lack of praise he’s received on the vaccine development.

 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has repeatedly refused to give credit to former

President Donald Trump for the coronavirus-vaccine development and rollout under his administration.

Psaki on Friday pushed back when a reporter asked whether Trump deserved any acknowledgement for his vaccine efforts.

She said the progress on vaccines was a “Herculean incredible effort by science and by medical experts.”

“And certainly, we’ve applauded that in the past, and we’re happy to applaud that again,” she added.

Psaki again said that when President Joe Biden took office, there were not enough

vaccines, vaccinators, or distribution locations for Americans to get the shot.

She also said leadership involved “mask-wearing” and “acknowledging there’s a

pandemic,” an apparent dig at Trump, who refused to wear masks in public for most of

the crisis and regularly downplayed the severity of the outbreak.

Biden made a similar jab at Trump during his first prime-time speech on on Thursday

night — the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 outbreak being declared a pandemic.

“We were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for

days, weeks, then months,” Biden said. “That led to more deaths, more infections, and more loneliness.”

On Friday, a reporter pressed Psaki on Biden’s speech, asking:

“Why not just say, with credit to the previous administration and the former president for

putting us in this position, we are glad that we have been able to move it forward?”

Psaki dismissed the question as an “excellent recommendation as a speechwriter” and

said the purpose of Biden’s speech was to provide the American people with an “update on what his administration has been doing.”

“Americans are looking for facts. They’re looking for details. They’re looking for specifics,”

Psaki said. “And I don’t think they’re worried too much about applause from six months

ago when the president has already delivered that publicly.”

The Food and Drug Administration approved two vaccine candidates by the

pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer in December under the Trump

administration’s Operation Warp Speed, a federal program designed to speed up vaccine development.

Trump has expressed frustration at the lack of praise he’s received on the vaccine development.

“I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the

China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful

‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all,” Trump said in a

statement earlier this week. “I hope everyone remembers!”

During his speech, Biden commended his administration for putting together the

collaboration of two pharmaceutical companies, Johnson & Johnson and Merck, to speed up vaccine manufacturing.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the deal between the competitors was

initiated by Trump officials, citing four Trump administration officials with knowledge of the matter.

“Biden can take credit for finishing the deal, that’s for sure,” Paul Mango, a former Health

and Human Services Department deputy chief of staff, told The Post. “But it wasn’t an original idea he had.”