Trump uses vaccine push as political weapon, as wars on science continue

The TAKE with Rick Klein



Donald Trump standing in front of a mirror: President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington.


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President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington.

The administration behind “Operation Warp Speed” also employed a Health and Human Services official who claimed “deep-state scientists” working for the federal government “do not want America to get well.”

A president who admitted he downplayed the COVID-19 threat now says he actually “up-played” it. And he is maintaining that it will disappear — all while casting doubt on mask-wearing, urging states and colleges to reopen quickly and suggesting his opponent is undermining efforts to develop and distribute a vaccine.

“I’m calling on Biden to stop promoting his anti-vaccine theories,” President Donald Trump said Wednesday.



Donald Trump standing in front of a table: President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington.


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President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James

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