(ConservativePeak.com)- Melinda Gates, the wife of billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, said that she was “incredibly disappointed” by President Donald Trump’s decision to prioritize the distribution of an American-made vaccine to Americans.
Speaking to CNN on Thursday, Gates reacted to the president’s signing of an executive order that ensures Americans have access to the COVID-19 vaccine before other countries.
“The president just signed an executive order to try to put Americans at the front of the line when it comes to vaccines,” CNN anchor Poppy Harlow said to Gates. “I wonder if that’s what you were worried about when you kept saying and warning against vaccine nationalism?”
“That’s exactly what we were worried about,” Gates said. “I knew it was coming and I was just incredibly disappointed.”
Imagine being disappointed about a country that developed one of the first COVID-19 vaccines prioritizes the distribution of said vaccine to…its own people. Shocking!
“I’m much more optimistic about the president-elect and the COVID task force, this eminent task for that he has put together,” Gates said, in what could be deemed an attack on Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, both of whom have provided the president with guidance and information throughout the pandemic.
“I think we’re going to see a lot more sensible policy making in the United States, but that starts, you know, January 20 and we have still some dark months to live ahead until then,” she added, suggesting that she believes Joe Biden will ultimately be the next president.
While mainstream media outlets have called the election, it remains unclear who will be the next president owing to ongoing litigation and huge evidence of widespread election fraud.
Melinda Gates also talked about what she called “disinformation” and how it can “equal death,” arguing that social media platforms have a “responsibility” to remove content they don’t like.
“So, you know, I think a bit the internet and the rise of social media has happened so quickly that really the regulations and the good policy making hasn’t stayed out in front of it and, quite frankly, it needs to catch up,” she said.
Gates also attacked President Trump, disingenuously arguing that there could have been “less deaths” if he did things differently.
If President Trump had done what Biden said to do, and avoiding banning travel from China because Biden called it “xenophobia,” then many thousands more people would have died.
On Saturday, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Distribution efforts began immediately, thanks to President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, meaning millions of Americans will have access to the life-saving vaccine within just days.
Melinda Gates didn’t have much to say about how American innovation will first save American lives, and then help the rest of the world.