— The Hill (@thehill) September 7, 2020
(Just for the record Donald Trump cannot predict when a vaccine will be available and his predictions are wildly optimistic compared to those buy actual scientists.)
Courtesy of The Hill:
President Trump on Monday took aim at his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), over remarks by Harris that she would not take Trump’s word on the efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine without assurances from top health officials.
During a press conference Monday at the White House, the president pledged that a vaccine for the coronavirus would be available in “record time,” and swiped at Harris in particular over the remarks, calling her “the most liberal person in Congress.”
Biden and Harris, Trump said, “should immediately apologize for the reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric that they are talking right now, talking about endangering lives. It undermines science, and what happens is all of the sudden you’ll have this incredible vaccine and because of that fake rhetoric, it’s a political rhetoric … that’s all that is.”
Harris, of course, was not engaging in anti-vaccine rhetoric but rather questioning Donald Trump’s truthfulness about the viability of any vaccine that might be rushed to market and not subjected to strenuous testing.
That, by the way, is something that almost all of us are also doing.
I think it is also a good time to point out that it is Donald Trump, and not Kamala Harris, who has a history of anti-vaccine rhetoric going back decades.