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Trump mercillesly mocked after Biden love fest hands trolls golden opportunity

'Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America is one of the first countries to get the vaccine,' Biden said
UPDATED DEC 22, 2021
Donald Trump is surprised after Joe Biden thanked him (Scott Olson and Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Donald Trump is surprised after Joe Biden thanked him (Scott Olson and Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

People on Twitter had a field day after former President Donald Trump expressed his shock over President Joe Biden’s humility as he thanked the previous administration for their success in making Covid-19 vaccines available to the public. While announcing increased testing capacity and easy access to vaccines and support for hospitals across the nation as the new Omicron variant brings fear, Biden said on Tuesday, December 21: “Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America is one of the first countries to get the vaccine.”

The leader added, “Thanks to my administration, the hard work of Americans, we let, our roll-out, made America among the world leaders in getting shots in arms.” Later in the evening that day, Trump appeared for an interview with Fox News and reacted to his successor’s comments. He stated, “I'm very appreciative of that — I was surprised to hear it. I think it was a terrific thing, and I think it makes a lot of people happy. I think he did something very good. You know, it has to be a process of healing in this country, and that will help a lot.”


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As the pandemic began to devastate the US last year, the Trump administration launched Operation Warp Speed, a public-private partnership to produce vaccines against the deadly virus. Besides, during the crisis, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission to emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines.

Former president of the United States Donald Trump waves prior to Game Four of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves (Photo by Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Recalling that time, the Republican said, “This is a great thing that we all did. I may have been the vehicle, but we all did this together. When we came up with these incredible vaccines — three of them — and therapeutics, we did a tremendous job, and we should never disparage them. We should be really happy about it because we’ve all saved millions and millions of lives all over the world.”

Through the Fox News interview, Trump also encouraged unvaccinated people to get jabbed. He noted, “You have to embrace it. You don’t have to do it, and there can’t be mandates and all those things, but you have to embrace it,” before adding, “It’s a matter of getting people out to, ideally, get the vaccine. If you have the mandate, the mandate will destroy people’s lives — it destroys people’s lives, just as the vaccine saves people. I think that it’s really a question of tone. It’s a question of trust, and hopefully, the people that have had Covid, hopefully they will be given credit for that.”

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021, in Perry, Georgia (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Trump was also asked to react to Biden's decision to limit travel from some African countries amid the arrival of Omicron. But he told the news channel, “It is a little tough to be overly critical now, because he just thanked us for the vaccine and thanked me for what I did. You know, that’s a first — so it is very tough for me to be overly critical now. But, you know, we did shut it down, and we were criticized by some — we weren’t criticized by all. And ultimately, they said we did the right thing. I think we saved hundreds of thousands of lives in our country by closing it down to China and then ultimately closing it down to Europe very early. I think… people understand that now.”

Twitter users were quite fascinated by Trump’s unassertive response. A user wrote, “We'll see how ‘appreciative’ he is when the Biden DOJ hold him criminally responsible for mishandling the covid response and the Insurrection.” Another one tweeted, “He did suggest people inject themselves with bleach. The vaccine roll out would've been a thing no matter who was sat in The Oval Office. Don't think he can take much credit for it.” “Give Trump a pat on the back so he can go forward with his life,” the third one sarcastically added.