News

Actions

Trump, still not conceding defeat, trumpets vaccine progress

Trump
2020 Election Protests Washington
2020 Election Protests Washington
Trump
Trump
Posted at 11:26 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 20:25:07-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has offered a rosy update on the race for a vaccine for the resurgent coronavirus, while gliding over significant challenges to come. He spoke publicly Friday for the first time since his defeat by President-elect Joe Biden, but still did not concede the election. Speaking from the Rose Garden, Trump said a vaccine would ship in “a matter of weeks” to vulnerable populations, though the Food and Drug Administration has not yet been asked to grant the necessary emergency approvals. In addition, there’s no information yet as to whether the vaccine worked in vulnerable populations or only in younger, healthier study volunteers. Trump took no questions from reporters. He hasn’t answered questions since before Election Day.