In his television appearance on the ‘Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Thursday night, President-Elect Joe Biden thoroughly praised President Donald Trump for the formidable work he had undertaken in order to roll-out the vaccines with speed.
Lauding the President for “getting the vaccine moving” as the treatment for fighting the coronavirus began to make its way across the U.S. on Monday, Joe Biden told Stephen Colbert during his appearance on national television, “I think what he’s done, getting the vaccine moving, has been positive.”
Both, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which have been approved and used for the past week, have proved to be a victory of President Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ which was particularly targeted towards the development and innovation of the COVID-19 vaccine. In a video released soon after the FDA’s emergency approval of the vaccine last week, President Trump hailed the development of the vaccine as a “medical miracle,” noting the job had been done in just nine months – with help from millions of dollars invested by the federal government.
During his conversation with Colbert, Biden spoke about the gargantuan effort involved in getting vaccines developed and distributed, saying, “It’s one thing to get the vaccine delivered to X number of spots around the country. It’s a very different thing to get the vaccine out of that tube, into a syringe, into somebody’s arm. The vaccination — that is a monumental task and is probably the single most significant effort to take place in the United States, to distribute something around the world, around the country.”
Biden added that he planned to ask President Trump to approve more funding for vaccinations if Congress presents a bill for the president’s signature. “We’re going to need more vaccines. We’re going to need more money,” Biden told Colbert. “We’re going to need more to be able to get this distributed. But it’s underway. And I believe we can get one. I think we can get 100 million vaccinations taking place. That’s and some of the vaccinations, you know, require two different shots, two different times. I know. And one of the things I’m pleading with the president to do now is order more of it. “
In the same interview, Biden also addressed the investigation into son Hunter Biden’s tax issues, saying that he was “confident” that his son didn’t do anything wrong.