DONALD Trump doubled down on his declare that he “gained” the election as he took purpose at Pfizer insisting with out him there could be “no vaccine” for coronavirus.
However the president once more refused to take questions as he introduced two “groundbreaking guidelines” round reducing of prescription drug costs throughout a White House press briefing on Friday.
Donald Trump stated Pfizer purposefully waited to announce their vaccine till after the electionCredit score: AP:Related Press
Alex Azar additionally addressed journalists and praised the outgoing president’s effortsCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Trump blasted Moderna and Pfizer for ‘ready and ready and ready’ to announce their vaccinesCredit score: AFP or licensors
Trump stated he had moved ahead together with his “most favored nation” proposal to decrease sure Medicare drug costs within the USA to match the associated fee in different nations.
He added that he “hoped they’ve the braveness to maintain it” in what was presumably a dig at President-elect Biden‘s incoming administration, as he acknowledged that Massive Pharma was not joyful concerning the determination.
The outgoing president did not reply when reporter requested “what is going to it take so that you can admit you misplaced the election sir?” as he left the stage.
As Biden approached 80 million votes in the present day, Trump declared that he “gained [the election], by the best way, however you will discover that out” after repeatedly claiming the 2020 race was a “hoax” on Twitter.
“You wouldn’t have a vaccine if it weren’t for me for one more 4 years,” Trump stated after information of Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines emerged,” he continued. “As a result of the FDA would by no means have executed what they did.
Trump stated ‘you wouldn’t have a vaccine if it weren’t for me for one more 4 years’Credit score: Reuters
Trump appeared to mispronounce Pfizer as ‘FISA’ throughout the briefingCredit score: Reuters
Trump once more claimed that he beat Joe Biden, who has practically amassed 80 million votesCredit score: AP:Related Press
Trump appeared to name Pfizer “FISA” at one level within the convention as he credited his administration’s Covid-19 response and their healthcare plans.
He questioned the timing of the vaccines’ approval after his lawyer Rudy Giuliani yesterday claimed a “centralized” Democratic conspiracy was behind Biden’s win.
“In different phrases, [Pfizer did] not come out with a vaccine till simply after the election,” he stated. “That is due to what I did with Favored Nations and these different parts.
“As a substitute of their authentic plan to evaluate the info in October, so that they have been going to come back out in October however they determined to delay it due to what I am doing – which is okay with me as a result of frankly, that is only a very large factor.”
“What I am doing right here if anybody’s going to understand it – these individuals cannot even consider it,” he stated, earlier than zeroing in on HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Alex, even you’ll be able to’t consider it. Have a look at you.
Trump claimed Pfizer purposely waited till after the election to announce a vaccineCredit score: AFP or licensors
Trump zeroed in on HHS Secretary Alex Azar, who stated particular pursuits ‘underestimated’ the presidentCredit score: AFP or licensors
Trump smiles as he entered the briefing room in the present day, the place he took no questionsCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
“So, they [Pfizer and Moderna] waited and waited and waited.
“They thought they’d come out with it just a few days after the election and it could most likely have had an affect – who is aware of.”
“However possibly it would not have – I am positive they’d have discovered the ballots some place, the Democrats. And the group,” he added, after submitting a flurry of lawsuits in battleground states clinched by Biden.
He took no questions from reporters throughout in the present day’s 2.30pm briefing on the James S. Brady Briefing Room, which began over 10 minutes late.
Trump has not answered journalists’ questions at a briefing in over a fortnight, reviews say.
Trump stated he ‘hoped they’ve the braveness to maintain [his healthcare proposals]’ however once more stated he ‘gained’Credit score: AFP or licensors
Trump reportedly hasn’t answered journalist’s questions in over two weeks Credit score: AFP or licensors
Seema Verma, administrator of the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers, stated Trump was a ‘drawback solver’Credit score: AFP or licensors
Trump stated his efforts to decrease drug costs will save American seniors and Medicare sufferers from being ripped off by “Center Males” with giant prescription costs.
“We’re doing one thing that no one thought anyone would do, the financial savings are going to be unimaginable,” Trump stated, decrying the “attorneys, lobbyists and bought-and-paid-for politicians.”
Minutes after Trump stated he had “been loyal to the particular pursuits,” Azar stated “they positive because the satan underestimated you.”
“What an especially thrilling day for American healthcare!” Azar exclaimed.
Seema Verma, administrator of the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers, lauded the outgoing president as a “drawback solver” after Azar’s complimentary tackle.
As of November 20, Trump has but to concede to Biden two weeks after the race was first referred to as within the Democrat’s favor.