President Donald Trump accused pharmaceutical companies Friday of purposely delaying a coronavirus vaccine until after the election, in order to prevent his reelection.
“Pfizer and others even decided to not assess the results of their vaccine, in other words, not come out with a vaccine, until just after the election,” Trump said.
The president accused the companies of purposely delaying the vaccine results, noting that they had planned to assess the data as early as October, but postponed it.
“So they waited and waited and waited, and they thought they’d come out with it a few days after the election, and it would have probably had an impact, who knows, maybe it wouldn’t have,” Trump said. “I’m sure they would have found the ballots someplace … the Democrats.”
The president said that “Big Pharma” was against his re-election because of his decision to level new rules against the industry to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.