President Donald Trump reportedly offered a "large sum of money" to a German pharmaceutical firm for exclusive rights to a coronavirus vaccine -- and social media users were outraged.
The German newspaper Welt am Sonntag cited an anonymous German government official who said the Trump administration offered CureVac $1 billion to grant exclusive rights to the U.S. for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
The revelation shocked Twitter users and others.
This is depraved. The German government confirms that Trump apparently tried to bribe German scientists into giving… https://t.co/U9MRrOwgqW— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1584287455.0
Trump is trying to lure a German firm developing a coronavirus vaccine so it can make it exclusively for the U.S. H… https://t.co/Z45xaLNixD— Jamil Smith (@Jamil Smith)1584292371.0
OUTRAGEOUS: Trump secretly tries to buy #COVID19 vaccine research so US (read: Trump family) has exclusive rights t… https://t.co/rnJv5qzp1h— Malcolm Nance (@Malcolm Nance)1584348964.0
Now imagine if - Trump got his wish & the vaccine was his to control. How many black/brown/poor people would be den… https://t.co/nGeZlBnLz0— Victoria Landis (@Victoria Landis)1584358658.0
@JoeNBC And a bully. Germany confirmed that Trump wanted to acquire the company working on the vaccine and move th… https://t.co/mKpExSvxDz— PSBlaw (@PSBlaw)1584358646.0
Trump tries to get the US to the front of the line for German research vaccine. Disgusting! Wait your turn Asshole.… https://t.co/9dMdjaWYfE— Angela (@Angela)1584358622.0
@littledeekay This developing story suggests Trump may have rejected the WHO test because the WH was seeking to do… https://t.co/lmUP4Wt81Z— Irishscribe (@Irishscribe)1584358586.0
Unbelievably selfish. Coronavirus: Donald Trump offers German lab cash to 'make vaccine exclusive to the US'… https://t.co/A1s1ugPb5u— discardedbythecompany (@discardedbythecompany)1584358501.0
Peak Trump. Trying to cut a big money deal for a covid 19 vaccine, but only for America. Would’ve been a huge popu… https://t.co/86pBJ8R2xe— Matt Tyler (@Matt Tyler)1584358353.0
@cspanwj I can't believe Trump is trying to buy the coronavirus vaccine when it is found. I remember a profiteering… https://t.co/fDPi9b9FaI— BCVenice (@BCVenice)1584358250.0
@RVAwonk @Twinsfan811 Trump was trying to do a Martin Shkreliis and use the White House to do it. So, that scumbag… https://t.co/V5AqJK6grW— Paul Kotta (@Paul Kotta)1584333210.0