Trump hits the FDA for not dashing a coronavirus vaccine in time to save lots of his marketing campaign
Donald Trump, incarcerated in the White House after his COVID-19 infection, hit the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday night for not falling through a vaccine to save his difficult re-election campaign.
"New FDA rules make it difficult for them to accelerate the approval of vaccines before election day," wailed Trump. "Just another political hit!"
New FDA regulations make it difficult for them to expedite vaccine approval before election day. Just another political hit! @SteveFDA
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
Trump's tantrum came after the FDA announced new guidelines on Tuesday that will make it difficult to have a vaccine ready in time for the November 3rd elections.
According to NBC News, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers will need to follow tens of thousands of study participants for at least two months to check for potential safety issues before the agency would consider approval.
Ensuring the safety of a potential vaccine is a smart move, but it doesn't seem to fit Trump's pre-election schedule.
Trump cannot be trusted to deliver a safe coronavirus vaccine
While all Americans want to see a vaccine developed for COVID-19, Donald Trump has shown that he cannot be trusted to give it.
Time and again, he has shown that his only focus is getting a vaccine out as quickly as possible, regardless of whether it's safe and effective.
No wonder a recent poll found that 70 percent of Americans want nothing to do with a coronavirus vaccine that came from the Trump administration.
On Tuesday night, Donald Trump almost admitted that the FDA should bring his failed re-election campaign to public health.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.