Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims He Started the Vaccination Program

For some reason all the fact-checkers from 2016-2020 are taking the year off in 2021.

Fortunately your favorite morning show is here with a report from the NYPost's Steve Nelson to drop some figurative truth bombs.

Remember when Trump streamlined production of vaccines and starting passing out inoculations before Biden was sworn in?

We remember that too... But Biden doesn't.

President Biden on Thursday claimed credit for the US COVID-19 vaccination program — despite the fact that coronavirus vaccines were developed and initially deployed by the Trump administration.
In a remark sure to raise eyebrows, Biden said that “when I first started the vaccination program and we got all that vaccine, enough for everyone, we were vaccinating 3 million people a day, we were getting very close before things began to slow down.”
After taking office, Biden claimed in February, “Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country,” despite Trump’s administration publishing a plan in September that his administration largely followed.
In the same February remarks, Biden said, “My predecessor … failed to order enough vaccines, failed to mobilize the effort to administer the shots, failed to set up vaccine centers.”
But FactCheck.org labeled those Biden claims “misleading” — pointing out that Trump “had contracts in place for plenty of vaccines for all Americans” and that “there was indeed a plan to acquire and distribute vaccines.”
The fact-check group also noted that “Biden exaggerated when he claimed that vaccinations have ‘nearly doubled’ on his watch.”
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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a hybrid meeting with corporate chief executives and members of his cabinet to discuss the looming federal debt limit in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on October 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Each of the meeting participants, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, spoke in dire terms about the negative national and global economic reaction to Congress failing to raise the limit and the U.S. defaulting on its debt. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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