Robert F Kennedy Junior: son of Senator Bobby Kennedy, nephew of President John F Kennedy, environmental activist, proud Democrat.
Also a loud anti-vaccination activist who peddles the conspiracy theory that vaccines can cause autism.
Kennedy has been asked by President-elect Trump to head a commission to “study” the safety and scientific integrity of vaccines.
It is not surprising Trump has chosen someone who thinks the government is trying to cover up a vaccines-autism link to lead such a commission.
Back in the September GOP debate, Trump claimed that vaccines were causing an autism “epidemic”.
“You take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks like just it’s meant for a horse and not for a child,” Trump said. “We had so many instances [in which] a child had a vaccine, and came back and a week back had a tremendous fever, got very very sick, and now is autistic.”
Even Dr. Ben “pyramids stored grain” Carson rebuked Trump’s statement.
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2014
Trump’s distorted opinions on vaccines have no scientific basis, and are only an anti-government anti-pharmaceutical industry conspiracy theory.
There is absolutely no evidence disproving the scientific consensus that vaccines are safe and effective, yet somehow 9% of Americans still think vaccines are unsafe. Then again, only 54% of Trump voters think PizzaGate isn’t real.
Of course, all of Trump’s unjustified opinions on vaccines are shared by Robert F Kennedy Jr. It looks like Trump is doing what he can to de-legitimise vaccines, killing more kids and bringing back diseases once eradicated by vaccines.