I'm not a Trump supporter but the only part of this that makes sense is they offered to buy vaccine research. The "not sharing" part is hard to understand as it would only harm the US and what would be the benefit? Sounds like Trump haters embellishing a story. But I'm sure CNN will be all over this with their unbiased coverage.Business Insider is typically a reasonable source, and they claim the German govt has confirmed this. If so, it basically just confirms what we all think about Trump: despicable human being.
The guy is so far out of his competency, there are simply no words to describe it.You are all acting as if Trump has behaved rationally through this. He didn't want to take passengers of that California cruise ship because it would make the numbers look worse. The guy is not up to this. At least the US government is bigger than him and his cronies and there are adults in the room.
He is failing "bigly" on this without a doubt. Trump trying to "buy" a vaccine is certainly believable. Ironically I think he vaguely has the right idea though - that is a world-wide concerted effort to come up with an effective vaccine. His methods leave much to be desired.The guy is so far out of his competency, there are simply no words to describe it.
And we all know how reputable the media is... :biggrin:The German company is taxpayer funded and that is how the government learned of the offer. The story has been carried in reputable media.
You mean like FOX news and Obama's 'you didn't build that' comment?Here's more "reputable news" from an NYT editorial board member:
NYT's Mara Gay: "Trump told governors this morning they are on their own:
“Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,” Mr. Trump told the governors during the conference call, a recording of which was shared with The New York Times."
Actual quote by Trump: "“Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves. We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”
The NYT official tweet page also repeated the deceptive comment.