CLAIM: President Joe Biden said Friday that his administration had “turned around a slow-moving vaccination program.”
VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. The program was already on a rapid pace — despite skepticism from Biden and Democrats.
Biden continues to lie about President Donald Trump’s coronavirus vaccine program, claiming Friday during a statement on the recent jobs report that he had “turned around a slow-moving vaccination program.”
Not only did Trump’s Operation Warp Speed produce vaccines in record time, but nearly one million Americans were being vaccinated daily when he left office.
The Biden administration has sought to claim credit for the vaccine program in two misleading ways: first, by denying credit to Trump; second, by downplaying the fact that Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and others were skeptical of the plan.
In February, for example, Biden falsely claimed that Trump had no vaccine distribution plan. Breitbart News noted: