Donald Trump, anti-vaccination rhetoric is not the way to “make America great again”.
It’s a dangerous prospect when the man who might become the leader of the United States argues that autism and vaccinations are linked.
But that’s exactly what Donald Trump has suggested during the latest Republican presidential debate.
Trump has quickly gone from being a man best known for telling reality television contestants that they’re fired to being a Republican frontrunner who is starting to look like a serious presidential candidate.
And it’s a terrifying possibility. Trump’s campaign to secure the Republican nomination has been filled with rhetoric that would be entertaining if his beliefs weren’t downright dangerous.
His campaign has been filled with sound bites that made former prime minister Tony Abbott seem like a progressive leader.
From his promise to build a wall at the United States – Mexico border to the suggestion that journalist Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever”, The Donald is now facing some much deserved criticism for linking rising autism rates to vaccinations.
It’s a pretty ludicrous – not to mention dangerous – message to be touting.
And Donald Trump thinks vaccinations cause Autism. Oh really? Where’s your evidence? Oh wait, it was falsified.
— Samantha Schildroth (@SamSchildroth) September 17, 2015