‘No national strategy’: Harris repeats debunked claim that Trump botched vaccine plan

Early on in the new administration, President Joe Biden attracted criticism for suggesting that the Trump White House left his team woefully unprepared to effectively deliver COVID-19 vaccine doses to communities nationwide.

Though that position has been widely rejected, Vice President Kamala Harris was nonetheless caught repeating it during recent remarks on the topic.

“Leaving it to the states and local leaders”

Her allegation that the Biden administration was forced to “start from scratch” was backed up by health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, who seemed to contradict earlier statements in an apparent effort to support his new bosses.

For his part, Biden wasted no time casting blame on his predecessor, claiming just last week that Trump “did not do his job” in formulating a robust inoculation plan.

Judging from the president’s own ambitions of administering 100 million doses in 100 days, however, Trump had succeeded in setting the right pace before leaving office.

Not letting pesky facts get in the way of her partisan argument, Harris doubled down on Biden’s claim, telling Axios that there was “no stockpile” of vaccine doses ready when the new administration took over the White House.

“There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations,” she claimed. “We were leaving it to the states and local leaders to try and figure it out.”

“It was not a well-coordinated plan”

The vice president went on to declare that “in many ways, we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year!”

Critics were quick to point out the clearly misleading and “disingenuous” nature of her claim — particularly since vaccines are not developed to be left sitting around amid a global pandemic.

Others made it clear that Harris’ claim had been effectively debunked by Fauci, who denied the claim when Biden’s staff first trotted it out shortly after Inauguration Day. Despite his earlier remarks, Fauci reversed his position this week by accusing Trump of failing to develop a “plan” for the incoming administration.

“What I think the vice president is referring to is, the actual plan of getting the vaccine doses into people’s arms was really rather vague,” he said in an interview with CNN. “I mean, it was not a well-coordinated plan.”

For many Americans, the irony of the situation is that the Biden administration does not appear to have much of a plan of its own. Critics note that Biden has already backed away from a vow to reopen schools within 100 days while resetting other lofty goals related to his vaccine response plan.

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  1. LIES LIES & MORE LIES! They just flow out of this illegitimate administrations mouth!
    DISGUSTING- NO LEADERSHIP SKILLS – NO BRIANS TO RUN OUR COUNTRY!!!

    1. Who are they fooling. If our PRESIDENT Trump was still in office we would have received our Covid injections by now. FREE! I’m still waiting…

      1. Biden and the rest of the Democrats are full of crap! No brains and no common sense!I have my guns ready and are ready to use! The civil war is fast approaching people!

  2. Joe and the Hoe have no clue whatsoever at running a country. Beijing Joe has been lying and enriching him and his family for 48 yrs. through shady foreign dealings. He has never done ANYTHING for this country to benefit us, and she’s been on her back, hands and knees furthering her career. Hardly the qualifications to run a Country.

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    1. He’s doing the crooked thing every day
      Has to use a TELEPROMPTER to get to the restroom. Hope the TELEPROMPTER has rechargeable batteries

  4. Are we dealing with incompetent’s or are the democrat politicians just trying to destroy the Trump administration and all of the republican politicians to cover for their own failings. We have reached a point where the greatest country on earth the United States of America has begun to decay into a third world country. The democrat people can’t really be that hateful of the previous Trump administration, they saw progress during the Trump administration not what we are seeing today from the Biden administration. They should recognize that Trump cut their taxes and brought about a forward agenda for growth not stagnation, despite the hateful democratic lies.

    1. They don’t want to recognize anything that Trump did. All they want to do is tear down what he accomplished and do what they do best which is lying!

  5. It’s clear what the dems are doing, they will continue to cost peoples lives by setting on the vaccine, then claim what already is there taking the bows for what TRUMP had already arranged before leaving office and, curse President Trump to try to sucker simple minded people in to believing their bull and we have many who will buy their bullsh-t.

  6. When are the dems going to start doing the job they were put there to do instead of lying about Trump all the time. They do nothing but lie and the news backs them. I’am sick of it. They are the people who should be thrown out of office not Trump

  7. If Trump had left office with the perfect plang, Biden/Harris would have dumped it just because it had Trump’s signature on it!

  8. Who are they fooling. If our PRESIDENT Trump was still in office we would have received our Covid injections by now. FREE! I’m still waiting…

  9. What these disgusting illegimtimate occupants of the WH and basically all of the dem Congress and a few RINO’s along with their slime msm are doing to Trump is freaking criminal. No ex president has ever received this kind of treatment. This country should be disgusted with the way Trump is being treated. There was a coup d’etat against a sitting president and NO ONE is doing jacksh*t about it. We now have a criminal in the WH with a POS as a VP and all these scumbags desire is to still lie and go after Trump.

  10. Poor Joe Biden has fallen into a degenerate state of mind and is being controlled and led by communists who intend to dismantle this country. We must stop them at any and all costs.

    1. OBIDEN and HARRIS ARE RIDING OBAMAS INDEX FINGERS AT HIS DIRECTION. I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY DEMOTRASH THAT I WOULD WASTE MY TIME VOTING FOR

  11. Biden and Harris have done very little to get the vaccine out to the People. Biden told us that he had a plain for the vaccine, but he has come up with nothing. Just more election lies. Biden and Harrris have no plains for anything, they just said what the people wanted to hear to get votes. Well gas is going up, Taxes will go up , jobs are going down ,Hate is building in this country day by day. Biden said Unity , but he is not holding up his end. His hate for Trump has got Bidens mind on nothing but taking away everthing Trump did and Biden is destroying this Nation.

  12. They’ve got to “create the perception” of a crisis or they can’t be the hero’s… for doing NOTHING. Before Biden took over, the vaccination rate was OVER 1million per day… so his goal is meaningless… was already achieved. He’ll NEVER leverage the private sector like President Trump was able too… just riding the coattails of his predecessor. Hell Obama claimed credit for Trumps economy all the way to the end. Why do Biden/Harris expect credit in the first month… they were raised on “Effort Awards” and govt bloviating… so have no clue what a real… measurable accomplishment is. They’ve always been Takers… Not Makers.

  13. Hate and vengeance is all they have on their minds! So jealous that no one except those who are asleep, will accept their cheating, lying ways. They flat out cheated! They know they do not belong or they would not be trying to hold this count hostage?? THEIR WORLD IS COMPLETELY UPSIDE DOWN!
    Never will I accept them as my president or vp

  14. BIDEN IS NOT OUR PRESIDENT. HE GOT USHERED IN BY FRAUD. NO ONE ELECTED KAMALA HARRIS TO VP. THEY JUST PUT HER IN ALSO ILLEGALY .WE DO NOT WANT THESE POSERS IN OUR OFFICE.
    WHEN ARE DEMOCRATS STARTING TO TAKE CARE OF THIS COUNTRY. ALL THEY DO IS IMPEACH AND STILL CRY ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP. WHY DO WE TAXPAYERS HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM?? THEY DO NOTHING AT ALL. SHOULD ALL BE IMPEACHED FOR TREASON ON THE COUNTRY..

  15. Give it to psaki her corpse like presence will turn their lies into their facts .has anyone held a mirror up to her mouth to see if she is breathing ,in fact does she even show up in a mirror ,in her garlic free diet.

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