“Trump, in the exclusive Fox News interview, said that during his administration, more people were interested in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. ‘If you remember, when I was president, there were literally lines of people wanting to take it,’ Trump said, pointing to vaccine hesitancy among some Americans. ‘Now, you have a different situation, and it’s very bad.’ Trump went on to point to comments made by some Democrats, including future Vice President Kamala Harris, who said they may not trust the effectiveness of a vaccine that he was pushing” Fox News reports.
“‘Of course, they famously said, if Trump came up with it, I’ll never take it,’ Trump recalled. ‘They disparaged the vaccine, and now they wonder why people aren’t wanting to take it?’ He continued. ‘It’s a disgrace.’ ‘Look, it was one of my greatest achievements doing it in less than nine months instead of five years, or maybe never,’ Trump said, referring to the approval timeline for some vaccines at the FDA. ‘We saved millions of people all over the world.’ But pointing to those against getting a jab, Trump said: ‘They don’t trust this president, and that’s why they’re not taking it.'”
What then-Senator Kamala Harris said on CNN on September 5th 2020 was “I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about, I will not take his word for it” because she, like most Americans with education and common sense believed at the time, was that Trump was full of shit (like he is and was about virtually every other topic) and desperate to get reelected. It was really surprising to find out he was telling the truth that a COVID-19 vaccine was coming.