It’s Christmas season and President Donald Trump is Santa Claus trying to slide down chimneys, often finding them a tight fit, but working with others to pass out presents that could save a nation: COVID-19 vaccines.
His term is expiring, he’s still trying to overturn the election outcome, and remember news outlets saying this early vaccine was impossible, that Trump was irresponsibly misleading people about his Warp Speed program.
NBC said it would take a “miracle to be right” on the vaccine saving lives before the end of the year, and boos were reinvigorated after Vice President Mike Pence restated the claim in a debate. Still the public-private partnership worked in scientifically instructed coordination as the government abandoned regulations handicapping the drug companies and gave them billions of dollars.
Finally, we had CNBC saying the vaccine adventure had “shattered every record in modern medical history,” and we can rejoice at 614,000 people already receiving protective shots and 300 million more in line.
Given his depression over the election, Trump has actually lacked Santa Claus flamboyance. He has been missing an opportunity to end his term by buoyantly boosting spirits as his team executes a historic rescue with precision. Of course, the left has never given him credit for anything and has cheaply insisted he is responsible for most of the virus deaths.