Kayleigh McEnany insists the vaccines coming out this year are ‘the Trump vaccine’

Kayleigh McEnany Press Briefing

I’ve spent too much time over the past week thinking about the coronavirus vaccines and when they will be widely available. I 100% agree with the reality that he first rounds will be going to health care workers and people who live and work in nursing homes and assisted living. Those people are definitely the priority. But after that? Will my local Walgreens or CVS have vaccines available on a first-come, first-serve basis? Or will you have to register for a vaccine and they’ll tell you what your vaccination date is?

My point is that there’s so much to organize and I trust the Biden-Harris administration to do that. President-elect Biden knows that the bulk of mass vaccinations will fall on his watch, and he’s been surrounding himself with the country’s top doctors, immunologists, epidemiologists and virologists. But… Donald Trump’s diaper butt is still thrashing around the White House for another 48 days. Trump wants credit for everything having to do with the vaccine, but he doesn’t want the responsibility of pulling together a mass vaccination schedule, nor is he interested in working with the incoming administration on this issue. But sure, according to Kayleigh McEnany, we’re all getting “the Trump vaccine.”

So, this is another thing which worries me. If they keep insisting on it and, let’s say, millions of vaccines go out by the end of December (it won’t be 40 million, but I bet a few million get made by the end of the year), what if Trump demands that HIS name be put on the vaccine? What if THAT becomes the sticking point, especially with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines? It’s very much like when Trump held up the stimulus checks earlier this year because he wanted his bigly name on them. And there will be people – probably on both sides of the aisle – telling Biden to “just give him this, just let it be called the Trump vaccine.” Meanwhile, I bet Pfizer and Moderna both badly want to just label their vaccines with the company logos. Will people actually avoid getting vaccines if Trump puts his name on that sh-t?

Also: Trump is apparently really mad about the UK being the first Western nation to approve a vaccine for distribution. He’s badgering the FDA about what’s taking them so long to approve Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines. He doesn’t really care that much about helping people, he just wants “credit” for literally doing nothing to bring about a vaccine.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Okay, we’ll call it the Trump vaccine, but we’re also going to call it the Trump pandemic, at least here in the States.

    seriously most americans don’t care what you call it and only care about the names of vaccines when it comes to making sure their immunization records are complete, if then. Trump wanting it named after him is stupid and egotistical but no one is actually going to call it the trump vaccine no matter how much he insists.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Trump cares very deeply that he is given credit for the vaccines, thats his smokescreen to hide behind for failing to deal with it to begin with plus am sure he and his vile family will try and financially profit off them in some way.

      • B n A fn says:

        If he’s taking credit for the vaccine, he has to take credit for the deaths of 260,000. He knew in April that the Virus was air borne and deadly and he said nothing. I’ll call it the Trump Corona vaccine.

      • BabsORIG says:

        Exactomundo. The ONLY thing that should have Trumps name on it is the pandemic and the 270 million innocent lives lost due to COVID and his mismanagement of the pandemic.

    • Jay says:

      Agree, if it means his name will forever be associated with an unmamaged pandemic, I’m all for referring to it as the Trump vaccine.

      Also, given how everything else in his administration has rolled out (sloppily), if he tries to put it out by the end of the year, it’s not out of the question that you might see huge lines, shortages, fakes, fistfights, or only his supporters get the vaccine. In other words, a total sh*tshow with his name on it. Seems apt.

    • Snappyfish says:

      She gives vapid bimbos a bad name.

  2. Lemons says:

    Most Americans will be getting this vaccine LONG after Trump is gone and in hiding, so even if he manages to uses his orange fingers to eek out a Twitter message, they won’t care.

    Also, I’m just wondering how this group is handling things….Trump is pushing the vaccine as HIS vaccine and yet the same intersection of people that support him are saying that they don’t trust the vaccine (or vaccines in general) and won’t be taking it…or wearing masks for that matter.
    What’s the gameplan here?

    • Mac says:

      If naming it the Trump vaccine is what it takes to get anti-vaxxers on board then let’s do it.

    • Emm says:

      I’ve been asking that question the whole time. He’s been obsessed with winning the vaccine race, and that’s literally about the only thing he has put any effort into, and of course he wants all the credit for it and he can’t stop being tacky and a child so he wants his horrible name stamped across it. Yet the people who are the most adamant about not getting it, either because they have always been anti vax or they believe all the conspiracies about Bill gates and microchips, are the the right wing nuts that are also the ones that believe QAnon and watch OAN and Fox and believe in all the other conspiracies the right wing has produced over the last four years, his base. All the people he’s been trying to appease and rally and work up into a violent rage. I don’t get it. If he’s pushing this vaccine and wants all the credit shouldn’t he, according to his base, also be in cahoots with Bill gates who is behind the vaccine which is going to control us all and erase religion?

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Curious whether he’s filed to trademark it and turn this into yet another grifting opportunity.

      • Swack says:

        But could he get a trademark for the vaccine as Trump had nothing to do with actually producing the vaccine? I don’t know much about trademarks.

      • SomeChick says:

        He can’t get a trademark for it. It isn’t his invention. He has probably already trademarked his name.

  3. Darla says:

    It’s going to be interesting watching Kayleigh trying to land a corporate gig post-transition. Because that company will be boycotted. Unless she wants to be a FOX talking head, she doesn’t have much of a future. And she’s highly educated. Way to throw away your life on a stinkass. I mean, she’s not the first woman to do so, but this was really a spectacular stinkass, you know?

    • Flamingo says:

      She will either end up at a boutique, conservative white shoe law firm in DC or will come back to her home state of Florida where they will probably make her the attorney general. She has a lot of similarities with Florida’s old AG, Pam Bondi.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        That is a good case scenario. She will probably end up on OAN or Newsmax first though. Or do PR for Qanon.

    • BlueSky says:

      Counting down the days until we don’t have to see Dollar Store Barbie anymore. Maybe she will score a spot on DWTS??

    • Veronica S. says:

      Her family already got a sweet 2.5 million of those PPP funds that were meant for small businesses. Trust me, she’ll ride out on that golden parachute. Not a single person here wasn’t a grifter.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think she’ll go back to Fox News, she was there before this. I remember when she was on CNN and hated her lol and was not surprised when she made the leap to Fox News. On Fox she’ll basically have the same job – just blatantly lying all the time – and she’ll probably get paid more.

      I said to my husband last night – imagine what the white house press corps is going to feel like, on January 20 or 21 or whenever, walking into the first press briefing by Jen Psaki. No blatant lies, no gaslighting, no insults. Just business as usual.

      (I also thought about this when I saw Yamiche Alcindor asking Biden a question, and it was cute because she called him Mr. Vice-President-Elect, and they both laughed, and anyway I thought, she must be breathing such a sigh of relief, knowing he’s not going to insult her or be racist or sexist towards her.)

    • Noodle says:

      @darla, did you see the video of her husband at the press briefing yesterday, screaming with a reporter because Mr. Barbie refused to wear a mask!?! And I swear, if my husband ever shows up to one of my conferences and cheers me on while I speak or present, I would absolutely die.

      • ChloeCat says:

        Noodle, I was shocked she had a husband. I thought she was one of the bimbos Trump plays around with, one of his side pieces. Yeah, her husband is a douche, too. Anyone who won’t wear a mask is a douche.

  4. Jannie says:

    Her job must be the worst job ever

    • josephine says:

      I don’t know, she only has to make an appearance once every few weeks, doesn’t have to bother with things like facts or be right about anything. Doesn’t sound that strenuous for what she gets paid or can divert to her family’s business. And her husband gets to stand around and watch (without a mask) even though he has nothing to do with anything in the White House.

      • mytwocents says:

        but how can someone lie like that? like literally everything that comes out of her mouth, it’s kinda a real talent.

      • josephine says:

        I assume she’s just handed a script. It’s not hard to lie – you just say anything you want to say and don’t worry about the consequences. People have shown a willingness to believe absolutely anything (and a willingness to give their hard-earned money to these monsters), so I don’t think it’s a hard job. Any decent person would hate themselves for the rest of their lives, but you don’t take that job if you care about decency, honesty, integrity, democracy or this country imho.

  5. Miranda says:

    You know what it’s gonna be called? “The COVID vaccine”. We’ll get into specific brand names only when necessary. No one calls any vaccine after the name of the people who actually developed it, much less after a public health nuisance who happened to be NOT leading the country that he was not popularly elected to lead when that vaccine became necessary.

    I eagerly await the imminent unemployability of Kayleigh McEnany and the rest of Trump’s criminal gang.

    • lucy2 says:

      Exactly, it’s always going to be referred to as the COVID vaccine. I don’t GAF what Kayleigh or any of them say, and they’re out in less than 50 days, so they should all just shut it.

      A friend of mine is an expert in the field, and feels very confident about all of the vaccines in play right now. I know I’m low on the priority list to receive it, but I will absolutely get it when I can, and I so look forward to things becoming more normal.

  6. Sarah says:

    Yeah in the midst of Brexit the government wanted the British flag printed on the vials of vaccine… I wish this was fake news but it’s legit.

  7. Lauren says:

    Good luck with a workable vaccination plan before that idiot is out of office. We have an almost approved plan in Italy and the government, let’s hope this works.

  8. Sigmund says:

    I’m doubtful the vaccine companies will be willing to label their product as the Trump anything, but I admit I don’t know how much control they have over it, either.

    I guess if the US government wants to waste its time printing little labels and slapping them over the bottles, the vaccine company can’t stop them. It does seem like doing that will slow down the distribution of the vaccine, but I shouldn’t be surprised at the depths of Trump’s cruelty and selfishness anymore.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Sigmund, Pfizer has stated SEVERAL times that it put up 1-2 billion dollars for the research and development of its vaccine. They partnered with a small German company who was doing the research and needed the money. There is a contract with the U.S. Government for the manufacture and distribution AFTER the vaccine was realized. Trump keeps calling it his vaccine and Pfizer just keeps steaming. I don’t think we need to worry about any of these companies putting Trump’s name on anything. Maybe there’s a company that did get some funding for research and development, but I doubt that a requirement of getting the money was to include Trump’s name. This should all be interesting (and amusing) to watch.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        from a regulatory standpoint, Trump’s name isn’t compliant with brand naming conventions and none of the companies are going to go out of their way to associate their vaccine with him.

  9. Ohpioneer says:

    Logically after healthcare and first responders the vaccine should be available to the most vulnerable in the population, the elderly and those with underlying conditions; the demographic that is most likely to end up in the hospital/ICU or die. Then the general population. But that is far to logical for 2020 so it won’t go that way.

    • H says:

      I’m not over 65, but I’m in a vulnerable group – severe asthma and AB+ blood type (that study out of Denmark scared the crap out of me). But I’ll wait until after first responders and the elderly get it. I’ll stay in my home until then.

      • BlackScorpio says:

        Yikes! You’ve just scared the crap out of me! I too am under 65, have asthma and AB+ blood type. I’ll try to find the Denmark study.

    • SomeChick says:

      Also people who work in meat packing plants and other factory settings; bus drivers; teachers – high public contact workers of all sorts should be among the first.

  10. Giddy says:

    So if a company did not take part in Operation Warp Speed, and did not take government money to help with the development costs, Trump-et still wants his name on the vaccine? Pfizer did not accept government funds the way Moderna and Astra-Zenica did, and yet, the day they announced their breakthrough Trump rushed to take credit. The Pfizer president then held a news conference to refute Trump’s claims. Having no shame, Trump then made the same claims on Twitter. He is just petty enough to steer contracts away from firms that won’t call it the Trump Vaccine!

  11. Rapunzel says:

    Sure, call it the Trump vaccine. Then, if it harms folks because it’s been rushed into production, his name will be associated with more deaths and illness.

  12. Pamspam says:

    I loathe this insufferable, self righteous twat.

  13. Marigold says:

    Somehow she makes me the angriest. She is so smug and contemptuous of everyone.

  14. Marigold says:

    Somehow she makes me the angriest. She is so smug and nasty to everyone. She has zero respect for people whose boots she is not fit to lick and treats people with rude contempt.

  15. My3cents says:

    If this is the Trump vaccine does it also prevent stupidity, hatred and racism?

  16. TheOriginalMia says:

    Be glad when she’s off the payroll. If we’re calling the vaccines, the Trump vaccines, then let’s call COVID, the Trump disease, because we wouldn’t have a raging pandemic if not for his incompetence and lack of concern and acknowledgement of it.

  17. Patrizia B says:

    Trump doesn’t hold the cards here. The drug companies do. If he says that he doesn’t want the vaccine distributed unless it’s named for him then they can just say ok we’ll sell them to Canada or the Uk or any other country that will take them!!

  18. Aimee says:

    How can he possibly take any sort of credit when it was the work of hundreds of OTHER people? He didn’t lift one fat finger. Nothing, zilch. If I were Moderna or Pfizer I would refuse to let him brand THEIR product with his disgusting name.

  19. Valerie says:

    That tacky and tactless little bastard has to put his name on everything.

  20. Mina_Esq says:

    It would never catch on. If anything, calling COVID the Trump Virus makes more sense.

  21. E.D says:

    Such a joke.

    Given that COVID is a WORLDWIDE problem, I doubt anyone is going to name any vaccine after that P.O.S.

    The U.S topped their number of deaths/cases again yesterday – THATS Trumps legacy.

  22. Implicit says:

    WHEN HE CALLS IT THE TRUMP
    FLU IT CAN BE THE TRUMP VACCINE