Anna Moneymaker-Pool / Getty ImagesU.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker-Pool / Getty Images)
President Donald Trump insisted in a Tuesday interview that a coronavirus vaccine could be approved “in a matter of weeks.”
“The vaccine is going to be here very soon. And we’ve already got therapeutics with remdesivir and other things,” Trump told “Fox & Friends.”
The Trump administration’s push to quickly develop a vaccine by the end of the year, known as “Operation Warp Speed,” was launched in May.
“I’m not doing it for political reasons, I want the vaccine fast,” Trump said Tuesday.
“If this were the, I call it the OBiden, if this were the OBiden administration, you wouldn’t have a vaccine for years because they would have taken two or three years.”