- Biden acknowledged Trump’s role in the US’s successful coronavirus vaccination program.
- He noted that vaccines were authorized under Trump, and credited both parties.
- Biden is trying to boost vaccine take-up, and Republicans are less likely to get the shot.
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President Joe Biden acknowledged former President Donald Trump’s role in the coronavirus vaccine rollout as he encouraged more people to get vaccinated.
He said on Wednesday, according to CNN: “The science was done under Democratic and Republican administrations. Matter of fact, the first vaccines were authorized under a Republican president and widely developed by a Democratic president.”
Biden is trying to reach his target of getting one dose of a vaccine to at least 70% of Americans by July 4.