Biden says he ‘started the vaccination program’ despite Trump rollout

Biden says he ‘started the vaccination program’ despite Trump rollout


President Biden on Thursday claimed credit for the US COVID-19 vaccination program — despite the fact that coronavirus vaccines were developed and initially deployed by the Trump administration.

In a remark sure to raise eyebrows, Biden said that “when I first started the vaccination program and we got all that vaccine, enough for everyone, we were vaccinating 3 million people a day, we were getting very close before things began to slow down.”

Biden has taken heat — including from fact-checkers — for inflating his own role in the vaccine rollout while downplaying the work of former President Donald Trump.

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After taking office, Biden claimed in February, “Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country,”

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