Medical professionals, celebrities, journalists, political commentators and others were quick to fact-check the president’s erroneous statement, reminding him there is currently no vaccine to prevent people from contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Many of Trump’s critics also highlighted the president’s appalling record of telling lies. The Washington Post notes that Trump, as of May 29, had made 19,127 false or misleading claims since his inauguration in January 2017.
“Too bad there isn’t a vaccine for serial liars,” one person responded to the president’s latest fabrication.
Added another: “Fortunately, there is a vaccine for protecting yourself from ignorant, unprepared, emotionally-stunted, racist presidents: Vote.”