A billion dollars. That’s about how much President Trump reportedly offered a German company in exchange for exclusive access to a coronavirus vaccine.
Reuters: Germany tries to halt U.S. interest in firm working on coronavirus vaccine https://www.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2120IV
DW: The prominent German media outlet reported, citing unnamed sources, that US President Donald Trump was offering large sums of money to German scientists working on a vaccine. He wanted to secure exclusive rights to their work, the newspaper reported. https://amp.dw.com/en/germany-and-us-wrestle-over-coronavirus-vaccine-report/a-52777990
German politicians and The Guardian falling for the bullshit: 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”. https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/not-for-sale-anger-in-germany-at-report-trump-seeking-exclusive-coronavirus-vaccine-deal
Reality: Reuters Stealth-Edits False Story of Trump Seeking Vaccine ‘Monopoly https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/16/reuters-stealth-edits-debunked-story-claiming-trump-sought-monopoly-on-covid-19-vaccine/amp
German firm insists Trump didn’t try to buy coronavirus vaccine Pharma company contradicts both German government and its main investor. https://www.politico.eu/article/trump-coronavirus-vaccine-germany-curevac/amp/