Proving that he intends to be a slavish sycophant to the very end, Vice President Mike Pence gleefully tweeted out praise for President Donald Trump and “Operation Warp Speed” just minutes after news broke that Pfizer’s latest vaccine for COVID-19 had proven 90 percent effective in clinical trials.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) November 9, 2020
Just one tiny problem with Pence’s posting: Pfizer didn’t take part in “Operation Warp Speed” and chose to develop its vaccine with a German consortium.
Despite that, Nikki Haley, who served as UN ambassador in the Trump administration, also slobbered all over the current head of state:
The news about the @pfizer vaccine being 90% effective is great news for the American people! Many thanks to @realDonaldTrump and Operation Warp Speed. This will be one of the most important action items done by the administration in response to this pandemic. ❤️🇺🇸#USStrong
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 9, 2020
Do either of them know how to do a damn Google search? Or is the real point to kiss up to the Donald no matter what the facts are?
Pence and Haley were both subjected to a thorough social media fact check:
– Pfizer was not part of Operation Warp Speed
– Pfizer took no government money
– Trump has nothing to do with this
– neither do you
– Trump still lost
– you did, too
– pack your bags and get out of Kamala Harris’s house
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) November 9, 2020
I guess we will be sharing this all day long. It is great news, but… pic.twitter.com/Y3teiRlpeQ
— lauren girard (@laureniscooking) November 9, 2020
Start Spreading the TRUTH ……
— The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻 (@the_resistor) November 9, 2020
“But Dr. Jansen sought to distance the company from Operation Warp Speed and presidential politics, noting that the company — unlike the other vaccine front-runners — did not take any federal money to help pay for research and development.”
Everyone in this administration lies.
— J. Williams (@arcanegoat) November 9, 2020
The above tweet is a lie @Twitter Pfizer, unlike its competitors, did not join Operation Warp Speed, the government initiative designed to erase the financial risk of vaccine and therefore @NikkiHaley is peddling misinformation.
— calvinhc (@calv_hc) November 9, 2020
Pfizer took no federal money and wasn’t part of Warp Speed. Hacks like you trying to say they did has forced them to issue a press release to that effect already. A little advice, Nikki: Hanging on as a Trump enabler will get you nowhere. We will not forget or forgive.
— Anita Creamer (@AnitaCreamer) November 9, 2020
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