(PresidentialWire.com)- Despite far-left news sources claiming that President Donald Trump is holding back the distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccine to New York State, the people of New York can actually thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for delays in receiving the potentially life-saving injection.
On Friday, President Donald Trump gave a press conference in the White House Rose Garden in which he described the great success of his administration’s Operation Warp Speed and the development of a 90%-effective vaccine from pharmaceuticals company Pfizer.
During the speech, the president announced that he would be delivering the vaccine to stated to begin administering to the elderly and vulnerable.
“As soon as April, the vaccine will be available to the entire general population with exception of places like New York state, where, for political reasons, the governor decided to say, and you know I don’t think it’s good politically, I think it’s very bad from a health standpoint, but he wants to take his time with the vaccine,” the president said.
“He doesn’t trust where the vaccine’s coming from. These are coming from the greatest companies anywhere in the world, greatest labs in the world, but he doesn’t trust the fact that it’s this White House, this administration, so we won’t be delivering it to New York until we have authorization to do so, and that pains me to say that,” he added.
The press immediately ran with it, claiming that President Donald Trump was purposely holding the vaccine back from New York for political reasons, presumably hoping that their readers wouldn’t watch the president’s speech or be aware of the fact that Governor Andrew Cuomo already said he won’t be delivering the vaccine to New York residents on time.
“Well, what I said I’m going to do in New York is we’re going to put together our own group of doctors and medical experts to review the vaccine and the efficacy and the protocol, and if they say it’s safe then I’ll go to the people of New York and I will say it’s safe with that credibility,” Cuomo said in October.
Do you see why President Trump said it couldn’t go to New York? It’s Cuomo’s decision, not his.
It wasn’t just the media that falsely claimed the president was holding back the vaccine, either. New York’s political activist attorney general Letitia James inaccurately claimed the President was trying to deny New York access to the vaccine.
James also inaccurately accused the president of playing politics with people’s lives, and said she planned to take the president to court.
Any attempt by Donald Trump to deny New York access to a lifesaving #COVID19 vaccine will be met with a lawsuit, plain and simple.
Stop playing politics with people’s lives.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) November 13, 2020
Shouldn’t she start by talking to Andrew Cuomo who said he wouldn’t deliver the vaccine to New York residents?