Open mouth, insert foot…
Trump hailed a vaccine that he claimed prevents AIDS during a police reform briefing today.
He made the gaffe hailing his efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Trump said:
“Before the end of the year I predict we will have a very successful vaccine, therapeutic (treatment) and cure (for Covid-19).
We’re making tremendous progress. I deal with these incredible scientists, doctors very closely. I have great respect for their minds. They have come up with things. They’ve come up with many other cures and therapeutics over the years…
They’ve come up with the AIDS vaccine…”
But then realized he’d made a mistake, and made a feeble attempt to correct himself
“Or the AIDS, and the as you know theres various things, and now various companies are involved and the therapeutic for AIDS.
…AIDS with a death sentence and now people live a life with a pill.”
As most adults know, HIV (the virus which causes AIDS) can be treated with daily medication that keeps HIV positive people healthy and living longer lives.
There is still no vaccine to prevent the virus, or cure that clears it from sufferers’ bodies nearly 40 years after the condition was first identified by scientists.
The worst President in United States history who claimed that COVID19 is a hoax now states scientists have an AIDS vaccine.— LGBTQIA+ STRONG (@LGBTQIAStrong) June 16, 2020
Scientists have come up with many vaccines but unfortunately not for #AIDS. #TrumpResignNow
(via Metro UK)