President Donald Trump sounded a chipper note Monday morning on his administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The president will meet with drugmakers at the White House to discuss a potential vaccine, which experts have said is far off from being broadly available to the public.
"I am meeting with the major pharmaceutical companies today at the White House about progress on a vaccine and cure," Trump tweeted. "Progress being made!"
I am meeting with the major pharmaceutical companies today at the White House about progress on a vaccine and cure. Progress being made!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1583151983.0
Other social media users piled on, saying his message was overly and unrealistically optimistic.
@realDonaldTrump Now you’re just spreading false hope about a vaccine that scientific experts say is likely a year… https://t.co/4futtZ0niu— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1583152343.0
@AngelaBelcamino @realDonaldTrump And that's why it'll be a pandemic.... Universal healthcare don't sound so bad now, does it?— Martyn Taylor (@Martyn Taylor)1583152718.0
@realDonaldTrump Nobody believes you. Try something else to prop up the stock market— Darryl Silver (@Darryl Silver)1583152139.0
@realDonaldTrump The #Coronavirus is your first real challenge that's not self-made and you're failing miserably.— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1583152086.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump just 6 days ago: "The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA." https://t.co/aPE7o5SCzd— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻)1583152165.0
@realDonaldTrump Last week, you told us cases would be “going very substantially down, not up.” You said the numbe… https://t.co/Hwa2RfewZY— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1583153036.0
@realDonaldTrump Translation; we're gonna have a photo op.— Johnny Beasley (@Johnny Beasley)1583153120.0
@TassajaraRd @24sales2U @realDonaldTrump @CDCgov He’s waiting for the delivery of “elements of medical “. 🤔— Biden/Harris WON (@Biden/Harris WON)1583153150.0
@realDonaldTrump Still a year away? Or are we going to pretend it is up and ready, like your wall?— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1583152406.0
@realDonaldTrump Two days ago, it was a "Democrat hoax". Now that Trump realizes it might have significant impact… https://t.co/AtT42TxdPj— Mike Pence - Professional Mannequin (@Mike Pence - Professional Mannequin)1583153230.0
@realDonaldTrump Wednesday: Trump on coronavirus BRAGGED only 15 people infected in US "and the 15 within a couple… https://t.co/QSbAh7MbT1— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1583153652.0