Trump did not rule out the use of a foreign COVID-19 vaccine in the United States

US President Donald Trump did not rule out the possibility of using a foreign coronavirus vaccine back in May, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany recalled on Tuesday.

“He said that: “I will say something that is not like me. I don’t care; I want a vaccine that works. I don’t care if she’s from another country. I’ll take my hat off to them.” But now, I think (there is) another vaccine in the third phase of clinical trials – this is the one in Oxford,” she said in response to a question about whether the President is ready to use Russian or Chinese vaccines.

McEnany led Trump’s words, which he pronounced in May of this year. She recalled that in the United States, three drugs are already in the final stage of testing. Trump has promised that 100 million doses will be available by the end of the year.

The President himself last week, answering a similar question, did not give a direct answer, turning the conversation to the development of American drugs.
McEnany also reiterated the readiness of Trump to get vaccinated, explaining that he is confident in the future of the American vaccine.

“The President spoke on the record: “I will be happy to be the first person to be given the vaccine, or the last such person – whichever is best for the American people,” the White House Press Secretary said.