1 in 3 Trump supporters believe that vaccines cause autism

1 in 3 Trump supporters believe that vaccines cause autism December 31, 2016
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If you were not already terrified about what the next four years in the United States are going to look like, according to a new YouGov survey, one in three Donald Trump supporters believe that life-saving vaccines cause autism.

It doesn’t help that Trump himself believes this dangerous myth.

“I’ve seen people where they have a perfectly healthy child, and they go for the vaccinations, and a month later the child is no longer healthy,” Trump said on Fox News in 2012.

“It happened to somebody that worked for me recently. I mean, they had this beautiful child, not a problem in the world. And all of a sudden, they go in, they get this monster shot. You ever see the size of it? It’s like they’re pumping in — you know, it’s terrible, the amount. And they pump this into this little body. And then all of the sudden, the child is different a month later. And I strongly believe that’s it.”

When asked again in 2015, during the presidential primaries, Trump repeated the same story about someone who worked for him’s child getting autism from a vaccine.

“People that work for me, just the other day, two years old, 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,” he said.

Trump has even met with Andrew Wakefield personally, the man responsible for spreading the vaccines, autism lie. Wakefield’s findings have been fully discredited and he lost his license to practice medicine.

While one in three is dangerously high and accounted for 31 percent of Trump supporters, it’s worth noting liberals don’t get off so easy.

18 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters said that vaccines probably or definitely cause autism.

Other interesting findings in the survey found that 53 percent of Trump supporters actually believe the leaked Clinton emails talk about “Pizza Gate” the child pedophilia ring myth that just won’t die.

53 percent of all those polled still believe that Iraq had WMDs that the US just never found. 36 percent believe President Obama was born in Kenya, and 17 percent of Clinton supports believe that the US had a role in planning 9/11 while only 15 percent of Trump supporters do.

Basically, the survey proved that Americans are amazingly gullible and will believe almost anything.

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