Brian Williams Mocks Geraldo Rivera For Suggesting Naming COVID Vaccine After Trump

Brian Williams Mocks Geraldo Rivera For Suggesting Naming COVID Vaccine After Trump

MSNBC host Brian Williams mocked Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera for suggesting Friday that the anticipated coronavirus vaccine should be named after President Trump.

“It would be a nice gesture to him,” Rivera had said, “and years from now it would be kind of a generic name, like, ‘Have you got your Trump yet?'” He also claimed that if it’s weren’t for the president, the development of a vaccine would take much longer.

On Friday night’s broadcast of The 11th Hour, Williams responded sarcastically.

“For my money, Geraldo raises a good point there: it’s possible we just don’t give the president enough credit for his FDR-like devotion to tackling this virus,” Williams began. “Even the way the president lectures us in that way to please wear a mask and stop the spread.”

“What Trump Steak did for the hungry, what Trump Water did for the thirsty, what Trump University did to lift up the uneducated, well along comes Trump the Vaccine,” he said. “The possibilities, I think you’ll agree, are endless.”


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William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.