TITLE: Trump: Pfizer and other drug companies delayed vaccine information deliberately

The president accused drugmaker Pfizer of waiting to announce the success of its phase III vaccine trial until the day after the Nov. 3 election in order to avoid helping him.

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DONALD TRUMP: But big pharma alone ran millions and millions of dollars in ads. In fact, I looked at it, I said, who is it? They-- I've never seen anything quite like it, because I told them, I'm going to have to do this. You know, I was put here to do a job.

And Pfizer, and others, were way ahead on vaccines. You wouldn't have a vaccine if it weren't for me for another four years, because FDA would have never been able to do what they did, what I forced them to do. And Pfizer and others even decided to not assess the results of their vaccine-- in other words, not come out with a vaccine until just after the election. That's because of what I did with favored nations and these other elements instead of their original plan to assess the data in October.

So they were going to come out in October, but they decided to delay it because of what I'm doing. Which is fine with me, because frankly, this is just a very big thing, a very big thing what I'm doing here. I don't know if anyone's going to appreciate it.

These people can't even believe it. Alex, even you can't believe it, can you? Look at you.

So they waited and waited and waited and they thought they'd come out with it a few days after the election. And it would have probably had an impact, who knows? Maybe it wouldn't have. I'm sure they would've found the ballots someplace-- the Democrats, and the group.