Trump says 'I won' election as he announces rules to lower drug prices

Trump says 'I won' election as he announces rules to lower drug prices


President Trump announced two final rules to lower drug prices on Friday and renewed his complaint that drug manufacturers delayed the news of promising COVID-19 vaccines until after the election to hurt his reelection prospects.

In his first public appearance in a week, the president used the event at the White House to declare yet again that he won the election against presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden. And he again accused drug companies such as Pfizer of delaying announcements of COVID-19 vaccines deliberately as retaliation against his plans to reduce drug prices.

“Big Pharma ran millions of dollars of negative advertisements against me during the campaign, which I won, by the way,” Mr. Trump said. “I was put here to do a job.”

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He said Pfizer and others “decided to not assess the results of the vaccine until after the election.”

“They decided to delay it because of what I’m doing [on drug prices],” the president said. “It probably

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