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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 10:59 AM

Coronavirus: anger in Germany at report Trump seeking exclusive vaccine deal.

Source: The Guardian

MPs and ministers criticise display of ‘self-interest’ and accuse US president of electioneering

German ministers have reacted angrily following reports US president Donald Trump offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive rights to a Covid-19 vaccine.

“Germany is not for sale,” economy minister Peter Altmaier told broadcaster ARD, reacting to a front page report in Welt am Sonntag newspaper headlined “Trump vs Berlin”.

The newspaper reported Trump offered $1bn to Tübingen-based biopharmaceutical company CureVac to secure the vaccine “only for the United States”.

The German government was reportedly offering its own financial incentives for the vaccine to stay in the country.

The report prompted fury in Berlin. “German researchers are taking a leading role in developing medication and vaccines as part of global cooperation networks,” foreign minister Heiko Maas told the Funke Mediengruppe research network. “We cannot allow a situation where others want to exclusively acquire the results of their research,” said Maas, of the centre-left SPD.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/not-for-sale-anger-in-germany-at-report-trump-seeking-exclusive-coronavirus-vaccine-deal

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Reply Coronavirus: anger in Germany at report Trump seeking exclusive vaccine deal. (Original post)
usaf-vet Mar 2020 OP
Boxerfan Mar 2020 #1
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #15
calimary Mar 2020 #23
Miguelito Loveless Mar 2020 #2
patricia92243 Mar 2020 #3
Hekate Mar 2020 #25
northoftheborder Mar 2020 #4
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #16
Hoyt Mar 2020 #5
usaf-vet Mar 2020 #12
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #17
procon Mar 2020 #6
atreides1 Mar 2020 #14
Peregrine Took Mar 2020 #7
Champp Mar 2020 #8
librechik Mar 2020 #9
sandensea Mar 2020 #10
usaf-vet Mar 2020 #13
Hiawatha Pete Mar 2020 #11
zentrum Mar 2020 #18
samnsara Mar 2020 #19
Hekate Mar 2020 #27
not fooled Mar 2020 #20
littlemissmartypants Mar 2020 #22
samnsara Mar 2020 #21
orleans Mar 2020 #24
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 #26
still_one Mar 2020 #28
Hekate Mar 2020 #29
marble falls Mar 2020 #30

Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:09 AM

1. Pandemic Profiteering

Should be a capitol crime with serious consequences.

Should be.....

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:02 PM

15. NO SHIT

Now we know what he and his spawn are up to and why no one is home at the White House to deal with the Pandemic.

Grifting to the 100,000,000th power...........

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:03 PM

23. Only cares about how much HE can scam for himself.

Good Grief - “only for the United States” ?????

We have to get rid of him while most of the rest of the world is still speaking to us. Way to wind up with no friends, donald!

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:18 AM

2. Remember:

About 40%+ of the nation supports this clown. At least that's what our betters in the corporate media tell us.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:19 AM

3. As usual, Trump makes the USA look stupid to the whole world.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:19 PM

25. And greedy. And heartless. A nation that used to be known for openhanded generosity...

Now small, mean, petty, grasping, greedy.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:20 AM

4. Glad Germany spoke out publicly.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:07 PM

16. The Germans

should simply arrest and hold the top executives in this company.......that would pop all of their and Trumps balloons.......

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:25 AM

5. If the report is anywhere near true, trump's Admin better start explaining.

I can understand trying to assemble a premiere team with expertise to develop a vaccine; but, what kind of person would do it only for USA.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:11 PM

12. He says only USA. What did he really mean? Do you believe he is not going to make money from a deal?

He doesn't do anything that DOESN'T make money for himself.

My guess is he is still trying to get a Nobel Prize for himself. I'd bet he would brag that ONLY he could make the deal with the Germans.

He CANNOT BE TRUSTED!

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:21 PM

17. Our government will pay for it

And he and his spawn will own it and the profits will go exclusively to the Trump corporation......

There is no way in hell he would do this for the good of the U.S.A. especially if he can con the taxpayers into paying for it.......

The U.S. Taxpayers have been paying tens of millions non stop into his businesses since he was inaugurated and he has been getting away with it, why would he become benevolent at this point. Especially give the opportunity for the World's greatest Grift of all time.

I would bet alot that that is why there are no tests available in the U.S. Ivanka and Jared are working out for the Trump Corporation the manufacturing of the tests under an exclusive agreement that no one else can manufacture tests and their company supplies them at an outrageous price.
And they would also do the same Trump Corporation thing with the labs that would be diagnosing all the tests in the country.

You gotta believe that All major corporations are working night and day to figure out any and all opportunities to make money off the virus.......

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:46 AM

6. Where would he have obtained this billion dollar

funding? Did he expect Nancy Pelosi to just fork over the cash for his secret, off the books deal? Or did he have a row of fat cat investors (like he said from the beginning!) all lined up and eager to profit from his clandestine deal?

You know Trump would charge the govt and healthcare providers whatever the market would bear... Remember the "Pharma Bro" guy?

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Response to procon (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:44 PM

14. Where?

From the "wall" money he's already confiscated from the DOD, that's where he'll get the money from!!!

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:46 AM

7. Surprised this didn't come up in the debate- people need to know this. n/t

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:49 AM

8. Republican profiteering at the expense of human misery

Some skanky ethics Republicans got. Shame on them.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:55 AM

9. I suppose he wanted to name it the Trump vaccine,

impossible!

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Response to librechik (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:06 PM

10. +1

And put Incestvanka in charge.

She'd sell it for a 500% markup - but with a pink ribbon of course.

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Response to librechik (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:12 PM

13. EXACTLY!

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:11 PM

11. Absolutely disgusting

How certain special interests and their mouthpieces in the GOP would seek to profiteer from misery, suffering & death and hold the world hostage. Not unexpected, but still no less disgusting.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:30 PM

18. So Shameful and ignorant...

.....As if not sharing with the world is the only way in fact to save us all.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:35 PM

19. I hope they know trump* isnt America

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Response to samnsara (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:21 PM

27. To our shame, he is now. We own this stinking disgrace.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:35 PM

20. He thinks it would guarantee

re-election.


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Response to not fooled (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:00 PM

22. That's my thought...

That in his sociopathetic, twisted mind he believes we will see that he's trying to "save America" and when folks see that we will all be so grateful to him.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:41 PM

21. Hes trying to pull a martin shkreli!!

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:11 PM

24. TRUMP IS A MONSTER! n/t

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:21 PM

26. When Jonas Salk invented the (un-patented) polio vaccine, Eisenhower offered it to "every country"

Kevin M. Kruse Retweeted

When Jonas Salk invented the (un-patented) polio vaccine, President Eisenhower offered it to “every country that welcomed the knowledge, including the Soviet Union.”

Now we’ve got this asshole.



Same with Nils Bohlin at Volvo. Their generosity has benefited mankind, and raised the profile of their company

Whenever Trump manages to lower the bar even further I just think of the damage it's doing to America's reputation


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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:55 PM

29. He wants $$$$$$ for himself, but will try to sell this to his cultists as America First...

...nationalism, like his idiotic Wall. We know how his mind works by now.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:14 PM

30. Crisis Profiteer. Jebus. What's next? .... Actually I can't think of anything to low for Trump.

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