Fox’s Steve Doocy Suggests Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be an ‘October Surprise’
Fox News’ Steve Doocy openly suggested on Thursday that a vaccine for Covid-19 could be an October surprise that affects the presidential election. The Fox & Friends host was referring to reports that the CDC has advised about the possibility of a vaccine.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade speculated about things getting back to normal, which apparently prompted Doocy to mention the news about a potential vaccine.
“Wouldn’t that be great? You know, apparently the federal government has, through the CDC, has told states to prepare for a vaccine end of October or early November. So, Emily [Compagno], it sounds like there could be an October surprise,” he said.
The Fox & Friends hosts have been unflinching in their support of President Donald Trump, who suggested there could be a vaccine by election day during an interview on 6 August. Critics are concerned that the Trump administration is pressuring the CDC to roll out a vaccine before it’s ready for political purposes.
Trump told Geraldo Rivera, also a Fox News personality, that there would be a vaccine “Sooner than the end of the year, could be much sooner.”
When Rivera asked him if that meant before the election on 3 November, he replied ““I think in some cases, yes possible before, but right around that time.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.