Piers Morgan became a fervent critic of Donald Trump in his final year as President of the United States and he appears to be continuing his censur
Piers Morgan became a fervent critic of Donald Trump in his final year as President of the United States and he appears to be continuing his censure on Joe Biden, who was sworn in as President just six days ago. The GMB presenter has written a damning column of the newly inaugurated President, criticising Mr Biden for talking “utter nonsense” about the US’ vaccine roll-out.
Mr Morgan accused the newly elected President of playing by Trump’s rule book and lying to the American public.
He said Mr Biden “promptly spewed the kind of brazen, bare-faced, media-bashing whopper that Trump would have loved”.
The journalist pointed out the President’s target of 100 million coronavirus vaccines in his first 100 days is actually wholly unambitious as the country is currently averaging at 914,000 daily doses.
On the day of Mr Biden’s inauguration, January 20, 1.6 million doses were administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mr Morgan, writing in the Daily Mail, said: “So, at this rate, the goal will be easily attained, and masks the reality that America could and should be aiming a lot higher.
“That was just the kind of under-promise, over-deliver type of sneaky political spin designed to grab headlines and win a cheap ‘victory’ down the line when the target is easily met.”
But the journalist said this wasn’t the lie he was referring to, as Mr Biden wrongly claimed the 100 million target was branded as impossible when he first made the pledge last month.
Speaking from the White House, Mr Biden told a reporter: “When I announced it, you all said it’s not possible.
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“Biden knows this because he’ll have been told the same information by the same companies.
“Yet he chose to pretend the media had ALL attacked him for making an impossible promise.
“And he did that to deflect them from rightly pulling him up on the weakness of his pledge.”
Mr Biden’s blunder over the vaccine comment comes as the White House admitted it has no idea how many covid vaccines are in the country.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted at yesterday’s daily briefing there was “confusion around this issue” and that officials had no idea how many vaccines were in reserve across the US.
She blamed Trump’s administration for the problem.
So far the US has given just six percent of its population their first COVID-19 vaccine and 0.9 percent have had both shots.
The UK has vaccinated over 16 percent of the entire population.