President Trump attacked pharmaceutical companies for spending money against him as he campaigned for reelection and for announcing a coronavirus vaccine days after Election Day.
“You wouldn’t have a vaccine if it wasn’t for me,” Trump said at a White House event on Friday, his first public appearance in more than a week. The president said that without him, a vaccine would likely have taken another four years.
Trump also said he “forced” the Food and Drug Administration to move quickly.
He charged that drug manufacturer Pfizer and others chose not to evaluate their vaccine until after the election