WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a revealing interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, former President Donald Trump made a number of curious claims regarding Operation Warp Speed and the COVID-19 vaccines.
Donald Trump has a hard time hiding his pride in having pushed out the COVID-19 vaccines in “record time” – admitting that he is the one who pressured the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to significantly reduce the time it normally takes to safely bring a vaccine to market.
“I got them done in nine months when it’s supposed to take between five and twelve years,” Trump told Baier. “I broke their ass,” he added.
However, the Florida Standard has previously reported that mRNA vaccines were in development by the U.S. Department of Defense since at least 2012. In addition, it seems unlikely that the extremely coordinated global vaccine rollout and ensuing propaganda campaigns were the fruits of one man’s – Donald Trump’s – labor. It rather indicates a long and complex planning and resourcing process; not ad-hoc cowboy-style decision making, as the former president claims.
In the interview, Trump then referred to a “Democrat friend” who allegedly had told the former president that he may have “saved 100 million people in the world” but that he never talks about it since it’s a sensitive issue with Republicans.
The former commander-in-chief asserted that “people love the vaccines and people hate the vaccines” – alluding to the fact that it’s mostly the Republican base that have expressed skepticism against having largely untested medical products – backed by multi-billion dollar government propaganda campaigns – pushed into their veins.