By Duncan Smith
Most people don’t know who Andy Slavitt is.
He’s Joe Biden’s chief COVID adviser.
As such, you might think he is a partisan hack first, a bureaucrat second, and a Democrat hack third.
He may actually be all of those things.
But on Thursday he put all of that aside to talk frankly about “Operation Warp Speed,” President Donald Trump’s plan to quickly get coronavirus vaccines developed, produced, and out to the public.
What he had to say was a breath of fresh air coming out of hyper-partisan, deep state Washington.
The Blaze notes:
President Joe Biden’s White House senior adviser for COVID-19 response acknowledged Thursday that former President Donald Trump and his administration deserve credit for the development and rollout of coronavirus vaccines under Operation Warp Speed.
Andy Slavitt said he would “absolutely” tip his hat to them for their accomplishments.
Slavitt told Fox News that he was grateful for the work done on vaccines prior to Biden taking office, saying, “I would absolutely tip my hat” when asked by host Bill Hemmer about his take on the success of Operation Warp Speed.
“This is a scientific process that actually began more than a decade ago with scientists inside the NIH…creating this mRNA vaccine,” Slavitt said..
He added, “I think the Trump administration made sure that we got — in record time — a vaccine up and out. That’s a great thing and something we should all be excited about.”
Hemmer then asked Slavitt why other members of the Biden administration “were talking about the shelves being empty,” noting, “on inauguration day, you had what. 1.5 million shots in the arms of Americans.”
“Look, I don’t think this is an effort to point fingers,” Slavitt replied.
This matters because, as Politico reminds us, the Biden administration — Biden himself and that lying VP of his, Kamala Harris — have both said Trump left them “a mess” in terms of a COVID-19 distribution plan.
What a bunch of BS. Trump and his team started putting a plan together shortly after he asked for the country to be shut down temporarily, a year ago.
So with all of that being said, it is refreshing to see a Biden administration official admit that his predecessor is responsible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Now, all the Democrats who trashed Trump over his coronavirus response need to apologize.
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