Trump reportedly asks Robert Kennedy Jr. to chair commission on vaccines

Trump reportedly asks Robert Kennedy Jr. to chair commission on vaccines

Flu vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revealed on Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to lead a new commission on vaccines.

A spokesperson for Trump’s transition confirmed that the President-elect is mulling a plan to form a commission on autism, which affects thousands of families across the nation; however no decision has been made yet.

Clarifying Trump’s stance, Hope Hicks said, “The President-elect enjoyed his discussion with Robert Kennedy Jr. on a range of issues and appreciates his thoughts and ideas. [He] is exploring the possibility of forming a commission on autism; however no decisions have been made at this time.”

Hicks added that Trump, a Republican known for his controversial views on a range of topics, would continue to discuss all aspects of autism with a number of groups and individuals.

Kennedy Jr. is a proponent of a broadly dishonored theory that vaccines cause autism among kids. He has spearheaded efforts to force government to roll back child vaccination laws.

If Trump really chooses him to lead a commission on vaccines, it would be a move against established medical science and the government’s stance on the issue.

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