Former President Donald Trump has said that President Joe Biden was either “not telling the truth or mentally gone” when he said at a Tuesday town hall that there were no COVID-19 vaccinations in supply when his administration first came into office.
In a Wednesday interview with Newsmax host Greg Kelly, Trump said, “[Biden] said that there was no vaccine when he came into office, and yet he got a shot before he came into office.”
“It was already in early November that we announced it,” he continued, referencing the first vaccine’s approval. “But we actually had it substantially before that and we were giving millions of shots and millions of doses. So he was either not telling the truth or he’s mentally gone—one or the other.”
At a Tuesday evening CNN town hall event, Biden said, “We got into office and found out… there was nothing in the refrigerator, figuratively and literally speaking.” Later on, Biden said, “It’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office.”
However, elsewhere in the forum, Biden said, “We came into office, there were only 50 million doses” that were available.
Newsweek contacted the White House for comment.
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