Donald Trump – Mr Trump is not afraid to speak his mind about his views on the link between autism and vaccines. One tweet last year was that of, “If I were President I would push for proper vaccinations but would not allow one time massive shots that a small child cannot take – AUTISM.” As documented on The Global Dispatch.
On the Hugh Hewitt Radio show, Mr Hewitt put forward the question of where Mr Trump stands on his opinion that vaccines shots should be spread over a long period of time for positive results.
Mr Trump replied that what he doesn’t like to see are very young babies, having large inoculations:
” I’d like it spread over, because look, our autism rate is at a level that it’s never been. Nobody’s ever, you know, in the old days, you didn’t even hear about autism, and now it’s at a level that’s so high, especially in boys, but so high that nobody can even believe it.”
He then goes on to say that he believes in vaccination 100 per cent, but that it needs to be spread out, with smaller does being given over at least a year.
When asked if he believed there was a ‘causal connection between vaccines and autism?‘ He replied that there are many people who do. He gave the example of a woman he knows who took her child who he thinks was around the age of two for vaccination. He tells that the child was ‘100% healthy.’ After the shot, the child gained a fever, ‘and all of a sudden, is severely autistic.’