With the COVID-19 death toll approaching 300,000 in the United States, Donald Trump appears to be laser-focused on making sure his closest friends and allies get access to treatments that regular Americans aren’t getting.

Iran PressAmerica: As CNN pointed out on Thursday, despite US President Donald's Trump’s promise to get COVID treatments for all Americans following his own diagnosis, he has really only helped his buddies.

“Two months later, Trump has helped some people receive the experimental treatments his doctors administered him while ill: his close friends and associates, many of whom contracted the virus while ignoring recommendations to mitigate its spread.” 

During her program on Thursday night, MSNBC’s Joy Reid pointed out that Trump might seek to put his friends at the front of the line for the much-awaited vaccine, which moved one step closer to approval on Thursday.

“It’s not even clear that everyone will even have access to it,” the MSNBC host said of the vaccine. “What we’ve seen so far is that elite Americans – people who are friends of the president – get special access.”

Reid pointed to Chris Christie, Ben Carson, and Rudy Giuliani as some of the Trump buddies who have received special COVID treatment while the outgoing president leaves the rest of the country to die.

More than 16,039,393 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 299,692 have died.

The US continues to lead the world in infections and deaths.


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