Donald Trump has called himself ‘the father of the vaccine’ and says his presidential successor Joe Biden is ‘destroying our country’.
The Former US president has launched a vicious attack against Biden, 78, claiming there ‘wouldn’t be a vaccine’ without him.
Speaking to Fox News, Trump, 74, claimed full responsibility for America’s successful vaccine rollout that has seen healthcare officials administer more than 200million Covid jabs so far.
His scathing comments come on Joe Biden’s 100th day in office and the morning after the president made a speech to Congress, last night, saying ‘America is rising anew’.
In a phone interview with Maria Bartiromo, Trump said: ‘If I wasn’t president, we wouldn’t have a vaccine.’
He added that he is the ‘father of the vaccine’ and slammed Joe Biden by saying ‘China will take over this country if they don’t do something very quickly’.
The ex-president, who is now a private citizen in Florida, said President Biden is ‘destroying our country’ in reference to his policy on immigration at the US-Mexico border.
In the interview, which aired live on Fox News this morning, Trump also said it was ‘unfair’ that federal prosecutors had executed a search warrant at the apartment of his former attorney, Rudy Giuliani.