Amazon offered President Biden resources to help the new administration in its vaccine effort, but former Trump officials claim the company never extended that assistance to former President Trump.
Amazon, just after Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, said they were “ready to assist” the new administration in meeting their goal to vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of his administration.
Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business, penned the letter to Biden on Wednesday, saying the company is “prepared to leverage our operations, information technology and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts.”
“Our scale allows us to make a meaningful impact immediately in the fight against Covid-19, and we stand ready to assist you in this effort,” Clark wrote.
But two senior Trump administration officials told Fox News that Amazon never offered assistance to the Trump administration with vaccine distribution.
Amazon did have communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other administration officials, Fox News is told, but sources said no letter or formal offer was made.
Meanwhile, former Operation Warp Speed officials told Fox News that an Amazon offer would not have necessarily applied because the Trump administration was not doing a federal rollout of vaccines, but rather, leaving the distribution up to the states.