A good sign that the political right recognizes that the shaky state of the coronavirus pandemic is a function of the unvaccinated is that it is energetically trying to cast that group as largely composed of members of the political left.

Former president Donald Trump, for example, told Fox News Digital on Monday that it was President Biden and Democrats who were the problem.

“If you remember, when I was president, there were literally lines of people wanting to take it,” he said. “Now, you have a different situation, and it’s very bad.”

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For a guy who prides himself on his business acumen, this shows a remarkable lack of familiarity with supply and demand. When Trump was president, the pandemic was killing thousands of people every day and those most at risk were clamoring for shots. Over the past seven months, nearly three-quarters of American adults have gotten a vaccine dose and the challenge is specifically that some Americans still refuse to get one. This Trump blamed on Democrats having allegedly claimed that they opposed a vaccine that “Trump came up with” — an effort to both misrepresent the objections made by some Democrats last year (yet again) and to try to suggest that he was central to the vaccine’s development (yet again). Fox News Digital declined to challenge Trump on these assertions.