by Monica Showalter
Joe Biden didn’t exactly claim credit for the good news from Pfizer about the COVID vaccine.
But he had pals who did, starting with the rubbery little Anthony Scaramucci:
Thank you @JoeBiden for developing a COVID-19 vaccine. @realDonaldTrump had four years to do it and couldn’t.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) November 9, 2020
The Mooch later claimed he was trolling. But the fired ex-Trump staffer-turned-Trump-hater pretty well blurted out what the Biden team were doing: Taking ownership.
President Trump pointed out that Pfizer, which embraced a $2 billion incentive from the feds to buy vaccines, should they develop one, was part of the vast operation of Operation Warp Speed, cutting useless regulations and red tape on the government side, providing funds, ramping up industrial production, so that the private sector could find a way to destroy the coronavirus. This was Trump’s baby, Trump’s unheralded response to COVID-19, the one thing he could do to stop an imported virus, and did.