No vaccine has yet been produced that has passed all the safety checks necessary to roll it out in the general population.
But Trump claims that the FDA is trying to block efforts to immunize Americans until after the November election where his handling of the pandemic is a key point of discussion.
He tweeted: "The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics.
"Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!"
Trump followed up on the tweet with another referring to the FDA's decision to revoke emergency authorisation of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for treating COVID-19 because it was "unlikely to be effective".