Didn’t we leave him in January? Trump takes credit for vaccines

Just when you thought it was safe to watch the news again, Donald Trump makes an appearance.

US President Donald Trump pats down his hair as he speaks during the Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing on COVID-19 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on March 30, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The former United States president is apparently taking credit for Americans having access to the coronavirus vaccines.

In a statement released yesterday, because he’s still pretty much banned on all social media platforms, Trump said the nation would not have received the vaccines were it not for his efforts.

Still referring to the pandemic as the “China virus”, Trump stated, “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 ex-president said in a statement released by his office Wednesday evening. “I hope everyone remembers!”

Trump, who used social media to great effect throughout his presidency, has been banned on YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat, with Facebook also taking measures against him.

The US has given at least one jab of the mostly two-shot vaccines to over 62 million Americans. Almost 33 million people are fully vaccinated since the US began its inoculation programme in December.

Trump’s term as president ended in January following the swearing in of Joe Biden who was elected to office last November.