"The whole world is suffering this tremendous pandemic, not just us, the world," he said. "And we're we are rounding the curve. The vaccines are being delivered literally. It'll start next week and the week after. And it will hit the frontline workers and seniors and doctors, nurses, a lot of people are going to start and we're going very quickly."
The president called the breakthrough a "medical miracle" that normally would have taken four or five years to get FDA clearance and said that his administration has "pushed very hard" for it to be approved, before wishing military members a Happy Thanksgiving.
He also argued that Democrat Joe Biden should not be given credit for the vaccines and repeated previous claims of voting fraud in the 2020 election.
"Joe Biden failed with the swine flu, H1N1, totally failed with the swine flu," Trump said. "Don't let him take credit for the vaccines because the vaccines were me and I pushed people harder than they've ever been pushed before and we got that approved and through and nobody's ever seen anything like it."
Referencing the alleged voter fraud, Trump added, "This election was a fraud. This, it was a rigged election. I mean, I hate to say it, but this was a rigged at the highest level, it was a rigged election. So we have to figure it out."
The President also spoke with Navy service members on the USS Winston S. Churchill in the Red Sea, members of the Space Force in Colorado, and Coast Guard forces in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and repeatedly thanked them for their hard work.
Based on current projections, the companies expect to produce globally up to 50 million doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021.