Donald Trump appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News program to deliver "analysis" of Joe Biden’s meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin which took place in Geneva, Switzerland. Right-wing media has been hysterical over the past 24 hours, claiming that Biden was immensely weak with Putin and gave up everything in negotiations. This is ironic coming from the same people who defended Trump when he took Putin’s side over US intelligence agencies over election meddling in Helsinki a few years back. Now, Trump is desperately trying to hold onto relevance and this Sean Hannity interview was a perfect opportunity for him to criticize the person who defeated him. Trump said that if he was still president, he would be a lot “tougher” on Putin that Biden was. He insisted that “I think we had a great shot at having an unbelievable relationship with Russia, it could have been fantastic, it could have been really beneficial to both countries.”
Moving on from discussing the summit, Trump and Hannity talked about the US dealing with the late stages of the coronavirus pandemic. At this point, Trump is full-on pushing anti-vax talking points. He tried to take credit for developing the vaccines, while at the same time arguing that it would be “unnecessary” for young kids to get it before returning to school. The former president said, “the vaccine on very young people is something that you got to really stop. You have to get back to running your country . . . but to have every school child, where it’s 99.99%, they’re just not affected or affected badly, having to receive a vaccine, I think is something that you should start thinking about.” Appearing to have learned nothing over the past year, Trump went on to insist in the interview that the Spanish flu pandemic started in 1917 and that hydroxychloroquine was the solution all along to COVID-19. Finally, Trump claimed that he, and not Biden, is the reason why America is getting back to normal now. It’s hard to imagine anyone thinking Trump handled the pandemic better than Biden, but those people exist and many of them were tuned into this interview last night.
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