MSNBC anchor Nicole Wallace claimed Wednesday former President Donald Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed didn’t do anything to get a needle into the arm [of the American people].” Similarly, CNN’s Gloria Berger claimed “everybody understands that Operation Warp Speed happened under Joe Biden.” These statements are both false.
She did in fact say it. pic.twitter.com/eaPsRC97qD
— James Hewitt (@JamesOHewitt) April 29, 2021
Over on CNN, Gloria Borger claims “everybody understands that Operation Warp Speed happened under Joe Biden.”
No one issues a correction. pic.twitter.com/cHBvTde32w
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 29, 2021
While corporate media loves to hail President Joe Biden as responsible for the increasing vaccination of the American people, Trump announced Operation Warp Speed as an initiative for public-private vaccine development in May 2020. At the time of his announcement, it aimed to “to have substantial quantities of a safe and effective vaccine available for Americans by January 2021.” As of today, 331 million doses have been distributed.