Biden adviser Ron Klain: Trump stonewalling harming COVID-19 prep

Biden adviser Ron Klain: Trump stonewalling harming COVID-19 prep


President Trump’s Twitter feed “doesn’t make Joe Biden president or not president” and the General Services Administration’s refusal to green-light the transition could stall COVID-19 vaccine preparations, a top aide to presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden said Sunday.

Ron Klain, who is poised to be Mr. Biden’s chief of staff, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the Democratic nominee “won because he got more votes.”

Mr. Klain said Mr. Biden’s team will begin consulting with Pfizer and other vaccine makers this week but they would like to be able to speak with key officials involved in the vaccine rollout, calling it a “giant logistical project.” He said the GSA’s stonewalling is making that difficult.

“It’s great to have a vaccine, but vaccines don’t save lives. Vaccinations save lives,” Mr. Klain said.

He said coronavirus infections are rising exponentially, so everyday Americans need to step up and support their state and local leaders to avoid a bleak winter while they

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