US President Joe Biden uses very Irish phrase to hit out at Donald Trump in public address
President Biden didn't mince his words when discussing his predecessors failure to buy enough vaccinesby Cormac O'Shea · Irish Mirror
US President Joe Biden slammed Trump for not ordering enough vaccines in an address at a pFizer site on Friday.
The newly-elected US leader at the site of the vaccine manufacturer in Michigan on Friday where he offered an update on the US' plans to beat the virus.
And he didn't mince his words when discussing his predecessors failure to buy enough vaccines - with a very Irish phrase, "God love him", used.
Mr Biden said: "Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country. My predecessor — as my mother would say, 'God love him' — failed to order enough vaccines, failed to mobilise the effort to administer the shots, failed to set up vaccine centres. That changed the moment we took office."
The man with proud Irish heritage continued that the US is making massive leaps towards getting the whole country vaccinated and moving America out of the crisis.
Biden added: "And we’re making progress. We deployed more vaccinators, the people who put the vaccine in your arm. We’re now making it possible for retired doctors and nurses to come back and, under the law, administer these shots. We’ve put new vaccinators in the field.
"These include over 800 medical personnel from our Commissioned Corps at the Department of Health and Human Services, and personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency — FEMA — the Defense Department, the National Guard. We’re literally lining up — we’re lining up thousands of vaccinators, because it’s one thing to have the vaccine, and it’s very different to get it in someone’s arms."
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been seen out at the same event with wife Melania for the first time since leaving the White House.
The former president, 74, and first lady, 50, posed for pictures with supporters at their Florida resort on Valentine's Day.
However the couple don't appear together in any of the five images posted on Instagram by businessman Keith Otto from the event.
The couple have been dogged by rumours their relationship was on the rocks as Trump's presidency ended, with claims she had become "bitter and chilly" towards him.
And two Instagram posts by Melania on February 14 only added fuel to the fire - as she didn't mention her husband in either.