Trump ‘Very Appreciative’ of Biden’s Praise
President Joe Biden’s praise for the previous administration’s COVID-19 vaccine “surprised” former President Donald Trump, the 45th president said.
“Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America was one of the first countries to get the vaccine,” Biden said from the White House.
“Thanks to my administration and the hard work of Americans, we led a rollout that made America among the world leaders in getting shots in arms,” Biden added, referring to the Trump administration’s COVID-19 vaccine effort called “Operation Warp Speed.”
Trump told Fox News that he was surprised and appreciative of Biden’s comments, adding that he believes they will help heal the country.
“I’m very appreciative of that — I was surprised to hear it,” Trump said. “I think it was a terrific thing, and I think it makes a lot of people happy.”
“I think he did something very good,” Trump said. “You know, it has to be a process of healing in this country, and that will help a lot.”
“When we came up with these incredible vaccines — three of them — and therapeutics, we did a tremendous job, and we should never disparage them,” Trump continued. “We should be really happy about it because we’ve all saved millions and millions of lives all over the world.”
Trump told the outlet that the key to circumventing vaccine skepticism lies within the tone they are discussed with, noting that he believes mandates are not the proper response.
The former president recently revealed to Bill O’Reilly that he received a COVID-19 booster shot.