Trump Calls Pfizer Vax Booster a ‘Money-Making Operation,’ ‘Crazy’

“That sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer.”

QUICK FACTS:
  • President Donald Trump appeared on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo to discuss Pfizer’s gene-based Covid-19 vaccine booster shot.
  • When Bartiromo brought up the booster shot, Trump implied that Pfizer’s motives in producing the new jab are less about people’s health than about increasing profits.
  • “That sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer,” Trump said to Bartiromo.
  • “Think of the money involved…that’s tens of billions of dollars. How good a business is that?” he asked. “The whole thing is crazy.”
  • Trump went on to say that he “could see the dollar signs in their eyes, of that guy that runs Pfizer.”
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BACKGROUND:
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci recently credited President Trump’s “wise investment” in the COVID vaccine.
  • In 2020, the Trump administration launched Operation Warp Speed (OWS), which distributed the experimental Covid-19 vaccine in only ten months.
  • Earlier this month, Trump told Fox News’ Dan Bongino that “The vaccines turn[ed] out to be a tremendous thing” and called his work spearheading OWS “something I’m very proud of.”
  • But in July of this year, Trump released a statement regarding Americans’ growing reluctance to take the Covid-19 vaccine, saying that “people are refusing to take the vaccine because they don’t trust [Biden’s] Administration.”
  • Although Trump has said he would “recommend” people take the shot, he also emphasizes that he’s “a big fan of our freedoms” and that “people have to make that choice for themselves.”
  • The Covid-19 vaccine was recently linked in The Spectator to reports of period changes in over 30,000 U.K. women.

Jon Fleetwood is Managing Editor for American Faith.