According to one of his former aides, if Donald Trump had remained president, the US would “already have modified vaccines” for new strains of the coronavirus – such as the one named Omicron by the World Health Organisation on Friday.
In comments which completely underestimate how long it takes for scientists to research and tweak a vaccine, ex-senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News: “If President Trump was still in office, by the way, we’d already have modified vaccines to deal with the new variants, which is a great point.”
It really isn’t, Stephen.
“President Trump brought us vaccines in record times, which he made voluntarily mandatory, and he had uptakes too,” he added.
He also saw 400,000 deaths from coronavirus under his administration, Steve, but you probably don’t want to talk about that.
While Trump’s supporters continue to indulge themselves in fantasies, many Twitter users chose to roast Miller for his “unbelievably irresponsible” hypothesis:
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— vintagelover (@VintageloverH) November 27, 2021
An actual picture of Trump working on his pandemic response and vaccination program. pic.twitter.com/36LkeTqJ8t
— Boogie-Woogie Border Collie 🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸🌊 (@LottieResister) November 27, 2021
He must share his secret crystal ball with me that he knows how to get a new vaccine in advance of a brand new variant that has only just emerged. The world is waiting because they didn’t see it in advance either.
— Andromeda Deadface (@AndromedaDeadf1) November 27, 2021
— August (@SaftyInNumbers) November 27, 2021
— RICH Boone (@opiedog8) November 27, 2021
Either that or advising us to mainline a 50/50 mix of Mr. Clean and Pine-Sol. https://t.co/inbvW6s542
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) November 27, 2021
“…and used his own super human DNA to personally create a cure!” https://t.co/1Jw0gASGMC
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) November 27, 2021
Because Donald Trump is a biblical prophet that can foresee future variants to create the modified vaccines ahead of time, you see. https://t.co/2JYJXdbWuq
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 27, 2021
Others pointed out that staunch Trump supporters aren’t exactly the kind of people you’d expect to see at the front of the queue for a Covid vaccine:
That Republicans would refuse to take.
— TenaciousEye (@TenaciousEye) November 27, 2021
Lulz. And maga would STILL refuse to take them, so…
— EdnaK Vaccine 5G Microchip Support (@EdnaK_) November 27, 2021
Wait so are trump supporters pro-vax now? Because I’m having a little trouble keeping up. https://t.co/nbZIzyMPu7
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) November 27, 2021
Trump is anti-vax
but ok! https://t.co/S74rC4ubdK
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) November 27, 2021
The vaccines they won’t take?
— Nadine and Piper (@realNadines) November 27, 2021
Fortunately, we don’t have to live in a parallel universe where Trump secured a second term. Thank God.
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