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CBS: RFK Jr Says Trump Asked Him to Chair Official Committee on Vaccine Safety

Update: The Trump camp just released this statement and mainstream says they seem to be “backing down” a bit from their alleged promise to Robert F Kennedy Jr. They stated: ”

“The President-elect enjoyed his discussion with Robert Kennedy Jr. on a range of issues and appreciates his thoughts and ideas. The President-elect is exploring the possibility of forming a commission on Autism, which affects so many families; however no decisions have been made at this time. The President-elect looks forward to continuing the discussion about all aspects of Autism with many groups and individuals,” said Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks in statement. (end of quote)

Wow. Robert F Kennedy Jr.  is not a liar. So who is pressuring Trump like this?  Some say he just wants to stay alive. What do you think?

(Note from Erin: We are happy to see CBS using terms like “vaccine skeptic” instead of anti-vaxxer.” 

Today, President-elect Donald Trump met with Robert Kennedy Jr., a prominent vaccine skeptic. Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer reports that the two discussed “the issues pertaining to vaccines and immunizations.” Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump- this is good news.

Kennedy told reporters after his meeting that the President-elect asked him to “chair a commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity.” Kennedy agreed.

Before Kennedy began devoting his time to the dangers posed by vaccines, the eldest son of liberal icon Sen. Robert Kennedy was best known as an environmental advocate. We are so glad to have him on our side.

From the article:

“Mr. Trump has repeatedly shared his belief that there is a link between vaccines and autism.

“I am totally in favor of vaccines,” Mr. Trump said in a 2015 GOP primary debate. “But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump–I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me. … [in which] a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back and a week later had a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.”

We will keep you up to date on this story as it unfolds!

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