President Biden said he is tired of talking about former President Donald Trump even as he blamed his predecessor for delays in providing coronavirus vaccinations to the public.
Biden used a televised town hall on Tuesday evening to promise he would accelerate the country’s inoculation program and said teachers should be closer to the front of the line so that schools could reopen faster.
But one figure loomed large over the proceedings, much to Biden’s apparent annoyance — and occasional relief.
So when asked by CNN moderator Anderson Cooper for a date when any American who wanted a vaccine could get a vaccine, Biden gave a July timeline before explaining that his administration inherited no stores of doses to accelerate vaccination efforts once it took office.
“We got into office and found out the supply, there was no backlog. I mean, there was nothing in the refrigerator … figuratively and literally speaking,” he said.
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