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Spot the Contradiction in Trump’s Answer on Vaccines

Spot the contradiction in Trump’s answer on vaccines:

TRUMP: Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control.

I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Because you take a baby in — and I’ve seen it — and I’ve seen it, and I had my children taken care of over a long period of time, over a two or three year 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.

Just the other day, two years old, two and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.

I only say it’s not — I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount.

Trump insists he’s not claiming vaccines cause autism, he merely wants them to be given to children over a longer period of time… right after telling a story of a child who goes to the doctor, gets vaccinated, and is now autistic. Trump doesn’t insist that the vaccine caused the autism, but he certainly doesn’t mind leaving that impression in the audience’s mind.

Maybe he’s not as bad as Robert Kennedy Jr. or Jenny McCarthy on this issue, but he’s in the neighborhood. 

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