Friday, White House Press Secretary was asked why Biden did not give credit to Trump for his role in vaccine development.
“It was Operation Warp Speed that was invented, executed, initiated under the former President. So, in the spirit of bipartisanship and unity last night — as opposed to the first comments, which spoke about the denials in the first days, weeks, and months — why not just say, “With credit to the previous administration and the former President for putting us in this position, we are glad that we have been able to move it forward?” The reporter asked.
Psaki replied “that is an excellent recommendation as a speechwriter, but we had — the President has spoken to it in the past. He has applauded the work of medical experts and scientists and the prior administration. And what the purpose of last night’s speech was, was to give an update on what his administration has been doing, what he has done since he took out he took office, the progress that’s been made, what the work is ahead; provide a light at the end of the tunnel; and ask Americans to engage in the process so — and do what’s needed to be done so we can get to those July 4th barbecues.”
The reporter added “and, in fairness, as he said, to bring all Americans together, which is why I asked.”
“Of course that is,” Psaki fired back. “But, you know, I would say that Americans are looking for facts. They’re looking for details. They’re looking for specifics. And I don’t think they’re worried too much about applause from six months ago when the President has already delivered that publicly.”
Psaki on Biden not crediting Trump in COVID address: “Americans are looking for facts. They’re looking for details. They’re looking for specifics. I don’t think they’re worried too much about applause from six months ago when the president has already delivered that publicly.” pic.twitter.com/zN34hI7D9y
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 12, 2021
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