One thing you can say about Donald Trump regardless of whether you like him or not, he’s not afraid to discuss highly controversial issues. In last night’s Republican presidential candidates’ debate he stirred the vaccines and autism link, so much so that he’s now being heaped with praise or dumped on, depending on the critic’s view on the issue. The Daily Beast is firmly casting him as a (choose your pejorative) vaccine truther or anti-vaxxer:
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Heads up: Donald Trump is still a vaccine truther.
At the CNN debate Wednesday night, the GOP frontrunner broadcasted anti-science vaccine conspiracy nonsense—unchallenged by moderators or fellow contenders—to an audience of millions.
“We’ve had so many instances…a child went to have the vaccine, got very, very sick, and now is autistic,” he blathered. “Autism has become an epidemic. It has gotten totally out of control.”
Trump has long peddled goofy, debunked theories about a causal link between vaccination and autism.