Don’t believe the director of the CDC. Better to believe a politician with a long history of stretching the truth. Donald Trump insists a coronavirus vaccine will be available in a matter of weeks, contradicting Dr. Robert Redfield of the CDC.

Redfield told a congressional committee earlier on Wednesday that a vaccine won’t be available to the general public until sometime in the second or third quarter of 2021.

Trump says Dr. Redfield presented “incorrect information.” A vaccine will be available as soon as October, Trump says. So, who do you believe? More importantly, who do you trust?

Trump was also asked about Redfield’s comments on masks. The CDC director said masks are “the most important, powerful health tool we have and I will continue to appeal to all Americans, all individuals in our country to embrace these face coverings.

Trump says that’s not true either. He said he believes there are a lot of problems with masks.

Perhaps most disturbing was Trump’s statement that “if you take the blue states out, we’re at a level I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.”

On Wednesday night, Dr. Redfield issued a statement. He did not retract his comments to congress.