‘I could see the writing on the wall, I could see the dollar signs in their eyes, of that guy that runs Pfizer.’
President Donald Trump criticized the next phase of vaccine distribution as a scheme by biotech giant Pfizer to make more money.
Discussing the topic of vaccine booster shots with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo, the president said it makes total financial sense for Pfizer to distribute as many jabs as possible.
“You know what? That sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer,” Trump stated. “Okay?”
“Think of the money involved,” he continued.
“…Tens of billions of those, how good a business is that?”
“If you’re a pure businessman, you’ll say, ‘You know what let’s give them another shot.’ That’s another ten billion dollars of money coming in.”
“The whole thing is just crazy.”
Trump remarked that when the vaccines were developed, he’d never even thought of a possible need for booster shots.
“You wouldn’t think you would need a booster. You know when these first came out they were good for life. Then they were good for a year or two.”
“And I could see the writing on the wall, I could see the dollar signs in their eyes, of that guy that runs Pfizer. You know the guy that announced the day after the election that he had the vaccine.”