Ex-President Donald Trump launched a new bid for attention on Wednesday as he attempted to claim credit for the coronavirus vaccine.
The statement resembled his old tweets in style and was just under the character limit for a tweet. But since Trump has been banned from Twitter, he sent it out as a press release instead.
“I hope everyone remembers,” he stated twice and insisted the COVID-19 vaccine was only possible because of him.
His critics offered some all-too-honest remembrances of Trump’s role in the pandemic, just not the kind he was hoping for:
I HOPE EVERYONE REMEMBERS!
Trump said Covid-19 was a hoax. He said “like magic” it was going to disappear. He let 500,000 Americans die. He said we should inject bleach. He caused school and business shutdowns. He caused nation wide depression. He lied and people died. Remember? pic.twitter.com/6gtg39lf2c
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) March 11, 2021
I hope everyone remembers that over 520,000 Americans are dead because of this loser’s inaction and that he got the vaccine and kept it a secret because he didn’t want you to get it.
— Dawn Wears A Mask (@viewsfordays) March 11, 2021
I hope everyone remembers that if DJT hadn’t insisted Covid-19 was a hoax, 500k+ Americans might still be alive today.
— RightsOfWoman (@RightsOfWoman) March 11, 2021
I envision the day I will get my shot. And I promise you, as the needle plunges into my arm, I will remember President Trump and thank all of heaven and God above that it does not contain bleach. God bless and keep you, President Biden.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) March 11, 2021
my “shots” came from a joint effort by an German company and an American multinational company that didn’t take US gov’t money for development and didn’t seem all that happy with the former guy but okay https://t.co/5So0GeyZKs
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 11, 2021
I hope everyone remembers when getting their Covid (often referred to as trump virus)shot that if former guy wasn’t “president” over 500,000 Americans wouldn’t have died from a virus he ignored; lied about; and encouraged the spread of. And likely you would have gotten it sooner. pic.twitter.com/9OIH5dcWC7
— NastyNanciResists trump incited a violent coup (@NanciAma) March 11, 2021
Over 500,000 dead in the US due to months of denial, deflection, and an incompetent response. I hope everyone remembers. https://t.co/hr2F0eiN2Y
— François Chollet (@fchollet) March 11, 2021
Trump issues statement trying to take credit for ‘China virus’ vaccine: ‘I hope everyone remembers’
I REMEMBER “BLEACH”
Trump denied the impact of Covid-19 for much of the pandemic and even claimed that it would “one day disappear” like “a miracle”#MOG https://t.co/dfGKF87Z7r
— Michael O’Grady (@mog7546) March 11, 2021
I hope everyone remembers, when they are getting their $1,400 checks and child allowances, that 0 Republicans voted for the bill, & without the voters of GA giving Democrats the majority, you wouldn’t be getting this beautiful relief for years maybe!
Did I do this right?
— Jan Schakowsky (@RepSchakowsky) March 11, 2021
Remember that 2017 internet gag where people would take Trump’s tweets and reformat them as official presidential statements to underscore how ridiculous they were? Trump is apparently just… doing that himself now.
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) March 10, 2021