The anti-science is strong in the 2016 GOP ticket.
There are many reason to oppose Donald Trump in 2016. One such reason is the scientific ignorance and misinformation promoted by Trump and his running mate Mike Pence.
In 2014 Trump took to twitter to promote his anti-vaccine nonsense, suggesting that high dosage vaccinations are responsible for autism. At the time Trump wrote on Twitter:
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, and doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2014
In 2015 Trump repeated his claim that vaccines cause autism during a debate with fellow GOP candidates.
In fact, for years Trump has repeatedly tried to draw a connection between vaccines and autism.
Yet the facts are clear: there is no causal connection between childhood vaccinations and autism.
Indeed, scientists say they now have evidence suggesting autism begins in the womb, long before any childhood vaccinations are delivered.
Bottom line: linking vaccines to autism is dangerous and wrong, and is yet another reason why Trump must be stopped in 2016.