According to White House insiders, President Donald Trump asked pharmaceutical company executives during a Coronavirus-themed roundtable discussion to name any COVID-19 vaccines or drugs after him.
A White House staffer requesting anonymity gave The Halfway Post an audio recording of Trump’s request during the discussion:
“So, when we finally get a vaccine, I have some ideas for the name,” Mr. Trump can be heard saying at the beginning of the recording. “I was thinking something like Trumpvax, or Trumpex, or Trumpisil, or something medical sounding. Or how about Trumpozone? And what about the color? I really like orange. I don’t know why. Or maybe if it comes in pill form they can be gold. Who wouldn’t want to take a Trump pill that’s bright gold? I definitely want my name printed on every pill or needle. Front and back. I want people to thank me for the vaccination. And if the vaccine is sold at Walgreens and Walmart and places like that I want my vaccine to be on the top shelf. It’s gotta be top shelf. Higher than the vaccines for measles and the flu. And I want the ebola vaccine on the bottom shelf. It’s gotta be the very bottom. Obama did the vaccine, so how great can it be? So yeah, very bottom shelf. Can we make that happen? And I want the packaging for the coronavirus vaccine to be black with very bold, very gold lettering saying ‘Trumpisil’ or whatever name we end up with. Very big, and nothing else on the front. The disclaimers and directions or whatever can all be crammed on the back. The front just needs to say ‘Trumpisil’ with ‘Trump’ in gold, and maybe the ‘isil’ part in a different color so that my name really stands out, you know? Wow, I’m so good at vaccines!”
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