President Trump had a phone interview with Maria Bartiromo and what he had to say about the new Pfizer booster shot was rather interesting.
In the interview Trump stated that he could see the dollar signs in the CEO of Pfizer’s eyes and stated that the new booster shot from Pfizer is a just a money making operation.
He went on to say “Think of the money involved. If you’re a pure businessman, you’d say, ‘you know what, let’s give them another shot,’ that’s another $10 billion of money coming in”
Trump is right Big Pharma has been pushing vaccines and medicines not because they care about people’s health but because they care about profits.
— Teresa AnnMarie (@TeresaFreeThink) August 18, 2021
President Trump has had enough of vaccine booster shots: "You know what, that sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer, okay, think of the money involved. That's tens of billions of dollars. The whole thing is crazy."
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) August 18, 2021
Business Insider had more details to add:
President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that vaccine booster shots aren’t medically necessary and instead are being pushed by pharmaceutical companies purely for profit.
“That sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer,” Trump, who was secretly vaccinated last January at the White House, told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “Think of the money involved. An extra shot … How good a business is that? If you’re a pure businessman, you’d say, ‘you know what, let’s give them another shot,’ that’s another $10 billion of money coming in — the whole thing is crazy.”
On Wednesday, the US government announced it will begin offering booster shots in late September and recommend that most people take a third shot 8 months after their second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 18, 2021
Newsmax got the scoop too:
President Donald Trump Wednesday said plans to give booster vaccinations sound to him like a “money-making operation” for vaccine-maker Pfizer.
“Think of the money involved,” Trump told Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo during a phone interview on her program. “That’s tens of billions of dollars. If you are a pure businessman, you say ‘you know what, let’s give them another shot. That is another $10 billion of money coming in. The whole thing is crazy.”
His comments came before top health officials announced in a joint statement Wednesday that the United States will start distributing COVID-19 booster shots in September, with new data showing vaccine protection dips over time, and in response to the threat posed by the highly contagious delta variant of the virus, reports CNBC.