President Donald Trump got ripped apart on Twitter after praising the non-existent AIDS vaccine during his speech on police reform on Tuesday.
“Before the end of the year, I predict we will have a very successful vaccine, therapeutic, and cure. We’re making tremendous progress. I deal with these incredible scientists, doctors very very closely. I have great respect for their minds,” Trump said during the briefing.
“And they have come up with things, and they’ve come up with many other cures and therapeutics over the years. These are the best, the smartest, the most brilliant anywhere. And they’ve come up with the AIDS vaccine.”
I didn’t even have to check why AIDS vaccine was trending. I immediately knew who said it. This is where we are now.
— Wajahat “Social Distance Yourself” Ali (@WajahatAli) June 16, 2020
No Trump. As always you are WRONG.
There is no vaccine for AIDS though we have advancements in treatment where PLHIV can have achieve an undetectable viral load and not transmit (“U=U”). Our battle continues with pharma holding monopolies on these lifesaving drugs.
— ACT UP NY (@actupny) June 16, 2020
“They’ve come up with the AIDS vaccine” pic.twitter.com/Z8MQK5Bi2F
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 16, 2020
Trump: “These are the people, the best, the smartest … And they’ve come up with the AIDS vaccine. They’ve come up with— or, the AIDS, and, as you know, there’s various things and now various companies are involved, but the therapeutic for AIDS.”
There is not an AIDS vaccine.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 16, 2020
Trump just said the scientists came up with the “AIDS vaccine.”
There is no AIDS vaccine.
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) June 16, 2020