President Donald Trump complained on Monday, Nov. 8, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Democrats have sought to rob him of “a vaccine win” by delaying the release of a CCP Virus (coronavirus) vaccine until after Election Day.

“The @US_FDA and the Democrats didn’t want to have me get a Vaccine WIN, prior to the election, so instead it came out five days later—As I’ve said all along!,” the president said in a tweet on Monday evening.

The tweet came after Pfizer, a major pharmaceutical, announced early in the day that its vaccine candidate is so far 90% effective in preventing the CCP Virus, an efficacy rate that’s far higher than the latest flu shot. The company said that its analysis evaluated 94 confirmed cases of the virus in trial participants.

During his campaign rallies before the presidential election, President Trump repeatedly said that a virus vaccine would be available to the American people “very soon,” adding that his administration has done “an incredible job at speeds like nobody has ever seen before.”

“We could even have [vaccine] in the month of October,” the president forecast in a campaign event in early September.

In his tweets on Monday, President Trump accused Pfizer and the FDA of withholding the vaccine announcement before the Nov. 3 election.

“As I have long said, @Pfizer and the others would only announce a Vaccine after the Election, because they didn’t have the courage to do it before. Likewise, the @US_FDA should have announced it earlier, not for political purposes, but for saving lives!” he wrote.

President Trump also targeted his attack at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, whom some media news outlets projected as the winner in the election, alleging that the bureaucracy under Biden would have destroyed millions of lives.

“If Joe Biden were President, you wouldn’t have the Vaccine for another four years, nor would the @US_FDA have ever approved it so quickly. The bureaucracy would have destroyed millions of lives!” he tweeted.

The president had previously said that he worked on removing bureaucratic obstacles to fast-track development and approval of a vaccine.

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