CNN’s Jake Tapper, a notorious Trump critic, offered rare words of praise for the Trump administration regarding the promising reports surrounding multiple COVID-19 vaccines, no doubt the words surely tasted like vinegar to the host. Tapper spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta regarding the rise in Coronavirus cases across the United States before the two briefly praised the President’s Operation Warp Speed. Tapper couldn’t resist taking a dig at President Trump as he described the vaccines as an “unmitigated success.”
Jake Tapper says President @realDonaldTrump's Operation Warp Speed “is an unmitigated success.”
“The Moderna vaccine was done with funds from Operation Warp Speed. The Pfizer one has funding when it comes to the distribution and manufacture." pic.twitter.com/EbgmQEPdVv
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“We should take a moment, as we always have when discussing vaccine and Operation Warp Speed, that this is — you know, putting aside all of the failures of the Trump administration when it comes to the coronavirus, and there are lots — this is an unmitigated success and we should acknowledge that,” he said.
“The Moderna vaccine was done with funds from Operation Warp Speed and the Pfizer one has funding when it comes to the distribution and manufacture,” he continued. “And I just think it’s important that people working so hard … get credit for this and President Trump was the one who okayed it.”
Last week Pfizer announced that they have seen a 90 percent success rate with their vaccine. In more good news, Moderna announced that they have seen a 94.5 percent success rate in patients in their Phase III trials.