The 45th President of the United States today said there was an AIDS vaccine during a speech about COVID-19 at a policing event.

This is what he said (click here to watch him say it):

Before the end of the year, I predict we will have a very successful vaccine, therapeutic and cure [for COVID-19]. We’re making tremendous progress.


I deal with these incredible scientists, doctors, very very closely, I have great respect for their minds, and they have come up with things.


And they’ve come up with many other cures and therapeutics over the years.


These are the people, the best, the smartest, the most brilliant anywhere, and they’ve come up with, uh, the AIDS vaccine, they’ve come up with, or the AIDS, and as you know, there’s various things and now various companies are involved.


But the therapeutic for AIDS, AIDS was a death sentence, and now people live a life with a pill. It’s an incredible thing.

Of course, social media has weighed in:

Obviously, there is no AIDS vaccine. Perhaps he just misspoke, which he does all the time. After the gaffe, he does talk about HIV treatment.

No matter. Even saying that out loud as a mistake is awful. There is no AIDS vaccine, Mr. President. Don’t ever say that again.