Trump vows to bring United States pharmaceutical manufacturing in Ireland back to America

Elias Hubbard
May 5, 2020

In a Fox News organized virtual town hall held Sunday, President Donald Trump spoke about a potential vaccine for the coronavirus, China's culpability for the spread of pandemic, and an easing of the lockdown.

President Donald Trump said during a Fox News town hall on Sunday night that he was "confident" the USA would have a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, despite estimates from health experts stating that a vaccine could take anywhere from 12 to 18 months before it is readily available to the public.

President Donald Trump on Sunday again revised upward his estimate of how many Americans will die from the coronavirus - now saying it could be as many as 100,000 people - even as he sought to take credit for the estimate not being worse than it is.

"That's a frightful thing". We wanted to go in.

The Irish ambassador to the United States has defended the presence of American pharmaceutical companies in Ireland as "benefiting" both nations.

"We would have lost probably higher, it's possible higher than 2.2".

Just last Monday, the president had said he expected 60 to 70,000 deaths.

"You take a look at Ireland, they make our drugs - everybody makes our drugs except us", he said.

It highlights the tens of thousands of American deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and the millions of unemployed as a result of the pandemic's impact on the economy.

"Mourning in America" is dystopian, showing dilapidated houses, a anxious man in a hospital corridor, head in hands, a sick person being wheeled on a gurney, vacant industrial buildings, a man applying for unemployment compensation, crowds of Americans lined up wearing masks and scenes from a Trump speech.

All of which is to say, it's likely that the Lincoln Project is thrilled to see Trump attack the Lincoln Project.

In late March, Trump and the White House coronavirus task force said their modeling suggested 100,000 to 240,000 would die in the USA even with aggressive social distancing measures in place across much of the country.

"I really don't care if it's another country. And we hope we're going to come up with a good vaccine".

Responding to the event, Colbert accused Trump of ignoring his administration's own models showing the coronavirus crisis worsening in June. Many companies are, I think, close.

"You're seeing numbers of innovations that we've made in the past and things are being announced already". And they're China-centric. They agree with China, whatever China wants to do. Calling for the need to reopen the country he said, "Now we have to get it open".

He said the "unique economic relationship between the U.S. and Ireland benefits both our countries and noted that supply chains for medical and pharmaceutical products have remained fully functional throughout the pandemic".

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