Trump takes credit for 'beautiful' vaccine against 'China Virus', Internet says he 'lives in alternate reality'

'I hope that 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'


                            Trump takes credit for 'beautiful' vaccine against 'China Virus', Internet says he 'lives in alternate reality'
Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House (Getty Images)

A day after it was reported that the US could soon be getting an abundance of coronavirus vaccine doses with an additional order of 500 million doses scheduled to be shipped in the next two months to the country, former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Wednesday, March 10, using the presidential seal, to remind everyone that he was the one who deserves credit for people getting vaccinated.

"Statement by Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America: I hope that 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. I hope everyone remembers!” it read, reminding one of the many self-boasting tweets that the POTUS has sent over the years before he was banned from Twitter. 



 

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After screenshots of his statement went viral on social media, a flood of reactions poured in with most of the people pointing out how Trump did not deserve any credit for the vaccine distribution process as he handled the pandemic poorly. "They hid 20 million shots and the Pfizer ceo said no 'operation warp speed' money was taken for it. There was absolutely no plan on place for distribution and no more vaccines ordered when Biden got to office," one of them said while another remarked, "Are you kidding me !!!!! He pushed unfounded medication, asked about disinfectants, held rallies, that were called super spreaders!!"

Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House (Getty Images)

A third quipped, "The guy who wanted to try injecting bleach or a light or something..." One more commented, "The quotation marks around shot bother me the most." The next said, "OMG... and over 500,000 people wouldn’t be dead either." Another reacted with, "I'm still waiting for the hydroxychloroquine distribution plan. Where's my 'quine!" A commenter tweeted, "Big 'please pay attention to me' energy there. Echoing it is probably not a great idea, especially without the necessary context: 'China Virus' is a racist lie; the vaccines were in development for years before his interregnum; everyone remembers how he made it worse." A person wrote, "Seriously. All he did was throw money at it. Who couldn’t have done that?"



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

There were also those who questioned whether Trump could legally use the presidential seal after leaving office and called him out for being petty and demanding attention. "Can you still use the prezzy seal after you OUT?" one of them said while another wrote, "This can’t be real..." A third commented, "Wait, is this... is this a legit thing? I never know when it comes to him." One more quipped, "OMG what an ass ... I'm surprised that it didn't have a donation link included." The next reacted with, "He's dying for attention. And it's delicious." A person remarked, "Literally lives in an alternate reality..."



 



 



 



 



 



 

America could soon have a surplus vaccine problem

The United States is moving from a nation with a scarcity of vaccines to one where there is a surplus. “It's not a switch that flips, but it's a sliding scale that happens differently community by community,” said Andy Slavitt, White House senior adviser for the Covid Response Team. “This is not something that will start at some magical day in the future. It has begun today, and it's something that we have to make sure we're addressing."

However, it also means that if more and more people are reluctant to take the vaccine, it could pose a serious wastage problem for the country. "When we start to have more vaccine available, we're really going to be in bad shape because what we're going to see is a lot of people who don't want to get vaccinated," said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of the public health program at the University of California, Irvine.

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