Donald Trump declared his Operation Warp Speed was an overwhelming success at saving millions of lives from the deadly disease. However, the former president stressed every American must have the freedom choose whether to be immunized.
Trump used national television to announce his administration’s Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus vaccine delivery was a “tremendous thing” at preventing up to 100 million American deaths from the pandemic.
“If we did not come up during the Trump administration with the vaccine, you could have 100 million people dead–just like you had in 1917,” he said according to Fox News’s “Unfiltered.”
The previous president revealed the predicted number of deaths was completely plausible, referring to the last major pandemic.
“You take the Spanish flu, 100 million people–up to 100 million people–died,” he said according to the broadcaster. “I think we would be in that territory.”
The Republican described Operation Warp Speed’s success in fast-tracking CCP virus vaccine development to just nine months, as a new record.
“Vaccines turn out to be a tremendous thing,” he said. “It is something I am very proud of.”
The previous administration bought 200 million doses of vaccine from Pfizer and 200 million doses from Moderna, according to the New York Post. However, Trump stressed nobody should be forced into receiving the jab.
“I really believe in somebody’s choice, somebody’s freedom,” he said. “I am a big fan of our freedoms, and people have to make that choice for themselves.”
Trump believes schools should reopen with in-person learning and without forcing teachers or students to wear face masks.
“Children have to go back to school,” he said. “It turned out computers are wonderful and all of that but one thing we have learned through college and school, undergraduate, everything, is that being in the school is much better than looking at a computer screen.”
The former president is concerned more youth is missing out on important life-changing experiences.
“These young people are losing a big part of their life and they are not going to recover from it,” he said. “What they are going through socially, I mean, they are not dealing with people. I do not think they ever—it is going to leave a scar on their lives, it is going to leave a psychological scar.”