Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate willing to tell the truth about vaccines.
In a series of tweets made in September 2014, the presidential candidate expressed concerns about administering vaccines to children in large doses. He suggested that administering vaccines in small doses over time might be able to reduce autism rates in children.
Trump stated elsewhere that autism is an epidemic, and that the link between vaccines and the disease is real. Meanwhile, other presidential candidates claim that vaccines are harmless. The debate isn’t centered on whether vaccines are safe, but whether they should be a choice or mandatory.
Trump cut through the obscurantism as reflected in his tweets:
CDC report confirms rise in autism rates
The mainstream media casts anyone who even suggests that vaccines might be linked to autism to the lunatic fringe. What is ironic is that Trump’s remarks were made hours after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a report noting that autism rates had spiked 30 percent in American children in the last two years.
The report revealed that one in 68 U.S. children had autism in 2014; whereas in 2012, only one in 88 U.S. children had autism. The report claims it was not designed to determine the cause behind the recent spike in autism rates.
Fortunately, Trump is willing to expose the link between vaccines and autism that the CDC refuses to acknowledge. This isn’t the first time Trump has publicly denounced vaccines, however. In 2012, Trump went on Fox News stating that he believed “monster vaccines” are linked to autism.
“I’ve gotten to be pretty familiar with the subject. You know, I have a theory, and it’s a theory that some people believe in, and that’s the vaccinations. We never had anything like this. This is now an epidemic. It’s way, way up over the past 10 years. It’s way up over the past two years,” Trump stated.
Trump recognized that his views went against what most physicians were willing to admit. “But I couldn’t care less,” said Trump. “I’ve seen people where they have a perfectly healthy child, and they go for the vaccinations and a month later the child is no longer healthy.”
Other presidential candidates refuse to acknowledge dangers of vaccines
Trump’s remarks are a major victory for children, and the parents of children, who have been victims of vaccines. Unfortunately, practically all the other presidential candidates continue to push vaccines.
In 2007, for example, Rick Perry was the first governor to sign legislation that would require girls to get a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Fortunately, the bill was overturned. Perry later acknowledged that the bill was a mistake in the 2012 presidential election.
Presidential candidate Jed Bush made his views on vaccine crystal clear in a Q&A after a speech in Detroit: “Parents ought to make sure their children are vaccinated,” Bush said tersely. “Do we need to get into any more detail than that?” he added.
Even presidential candidate Rand Paul, who has been criticized for his conviction that vaccines ought to be a choice rather than mandatory, has publicly endorsed vaccines.
“I do think that vaccines are a good idea. I’ve been vaccinated. My kids have been vaccinated,” Paul said at a technology conference
Trump is one of the few presidential candidates to publicly attest to the dangers of vaccines. Indeed, when it comes to the vaccine debate — Trump definitely trumps his fellow candidates.