As the presidential elections inch closer and closer, Trump’s been either using every moment to save grace or completely fumble the entire thing. It’s hard to tell. Though today marked an interesting move in his political career after signing off on police reform policies, he also used the moment to address an AIDS vaccine that, apparently, American scientists have come up with.
“We’re making tremendous progress. I deal with these incredible scientists, doctor very, very closely. I have great respect for their minds. They have come up with things. They’ve come up with many other cures and therapeutics over the years,” he said during a press conference. “These are the people. The best, the smartest, the most brilliant anywhere. And they’ve come up with the AIDS vaccine.”
Now, it should be noted that there still isn’t a vaccine for AIDS, despite what Trump claimed. He seemingly attempted to correct himself, though, shortly after. “Or the AIDS, and as you know, there’s various things and now, various companies are involved but the therapeutic for AIDS — AIDS was a death sentence. And now people live a life with a pill. It’s an incredible thing,” he added.https://twitter.com/_/status/1272933012657725441
The entire point of the press conference was supposed to surround the police reform executive order he just signed off on. He did say that chokehold will be banned on a federal level unless a police officer’s life is at risk. The three main points in the order address credentialing and certifications for police departments who now have access to grant money to make this happen. He also wanted to make it easier to track officers with records of excessive force and create services that would address homelessness, addiction, and mental health.
“We want it done fairly, justly. We want it done safely,” he said Monday. “But we want law and order. This is about law and order, but it’s about justice also.”