Joe Biden is desperate to see an increase in vaccinations.
So much so that he is apparently read to eat some crow and welcome Donald Trump’s help.
Albeit it a bit reluctantly, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the administration would welcome anyone with a platform to promote vaccines, even the former president.
Change of Heart
When Biden first moved into the White House, all the living ex-presidents except for one were invited to do a PSA on vaccines, that exception, of course, being Trump.
Joe Biden was pretty upfront that he did not need or want Trump’s help on this front.
The motivation was pretty clear… Biden wanted to steal Trump’s thunder on the vaccine and did not want to risk Trump having any way to get any credit once he moved into the White House on this front.
When Psaki was asked if the administration would seek out Trump’s help to get that final push for vaccinations, she hesitated a bit, took a cheap shot at Trump, then reluctantly agreed his help would be “welcomed.”
First, Psaki stated that the Biden administration should not have to issue Trump an “embroidered invitation” to get his help.
She then stated, “But, certainly, any role of anyone who has a platform where they can provide information to the public that the vaccine is safe, it is effective, we don’t see this as a political issue.
“We’d certainly welcome that engagement.”
They do not see it as a political issue, yet the pandemic was exactly what Biden and Democrats used to attack Trump from the outset.
And, for the record, Trump has many times encouraged people to get the vaccine both while in office and after having left office.
So, an “embroidered invitation” will not be needed because Trump has already done his part on this front.
Source: Fox News