'Pharma bro' Trump ripped for trying to 'bribe' German firm for coronavirus vaccine
President Donald Trump listens during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. (AFP / Mandel Ngan)

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.