IIn a roundabout way, President Donald Trump always gets what he wants from his opponents. It’s not that he fights until they surrender so much, but that he takes the same position the opposition does to get them to change just so that they don’t agree with him.
Take the issue of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, the one that’s supposed to be delivered by the end of the year, or sometime next year bypassing the usual five to fifteen years it usually takes to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Before he was president, Donald Trump was a known vaccine skeptic and was famous for having his kids on the slow boat to China scheduled for shots.
What did Senator Harris have to say about that?
“I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about,” Harris told CNN’s State of the Union. “I will not take his word for it.”
And thus, President Trump gets what he wants: the other side not trusting a vaccine just because he claims he trusts it.
Reverse psychology strikes again.
So does the opportunity to shame the other side.
Speaking during a press conference on the North Portico of the White House, President Trump demanded an apology for the lack of trust in a vaccine developed by medical scientists, the vaunted “experts” the left parades in front of the public any time doubt in their word having to do with health or “science” surfaces.
Specifically, President Trump spoke of Senator Harris’s “reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric” demanding an apology from the Democrats for not going along with their own original plan that Trump appears to have adopted before the efficacy is actually proven.