Trump accuses Pfizer of delaying vaccine to hurt his re-election

The president once again cast a shadow over the elections on November 3. This time he focused his accusations on the pharmaceutical industry, but he also had words for the Democratic opposition.

WASHINGTON DC – The president of the United States, Donald Trump, accused the pharmaceutical company Pfizer on Friday, that last week announced the development of a vaccine against COVID-19, of delaying the news to harm him in the presidential elections of November 3.

“Pfizer and others decided not to evaluate the results of their vaccines – in other words, not to announce a vaccine – until just after the elections,” said the president during an appearance called by the White House to announce a series of measures adopted by the president to reduce the price of drugs in the country.

Tump said that this type of measure has earned him the rejection of the large companies in the sector, including Pfizer.

“So they waited and waited and waited and released it after the election, and it might have had an impact; maybe not … who knows, “said the president, who for days he has refused to accept any defeat at the polls and argues that the projected victory of Democrat Joe Biden is due to electoral fraud.

Trump immediately qualified his words by adding: “I’m sure they would have found the ballots somewhere … the Democrats.”

For the moment, both the courts and the local authorities, responsible for the electoral processes, have denied that there is evidence of fraud or rigging of the elections. Even the agency responsible for electoral cybersecurity at the federal level, whose director has already been fired, issued a statement assuring that these had been the “safest elections in the history of the United States.”

For his part, Biden has accused the president of maintaining an “irresponsible” stance and has warned him that “more people could die” from covid due to Trump’s refusal to begin the transition of powers.

The president, in any case, celebrated the development of a vaccine, which he described as a “tremendous achievement”, and assured that its rapid development has only been possible thanks to the actions taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English).

“They wouldn’t have a vaccine for the next four years if it weren’t for me, because the FDA could never have done what they did; what I told them to do, what I forced them to do, “he said.

Thus reported: voanoticias.com
Published on November 20, 2020

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