Trump World Autism Awareness Day

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Trump’s old vaccine tweets come back after his Autism Awareness Day post

Trump has repeatedly claimed that he thinks vaccinations should come in small doses over time.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Apr 2, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 3:49 pm CDT

President Donald Trump marked World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday by tweeting out a story from an India-based news outlet that highlighted the significance of the day.

The president’s tweet wasn’t personalized; he simply tweeted the headline of the story and a link.

“World Autism Awareness Day 2019: Significance, history and theme via @htTweets,” the president wrote, with a mobile link to the story.

The president did not tweet the proclamation issued by the White House that marked World Autism Awareness Day, as he has done for other issues.

However, Trump has skirted the line with the conspiracy theory that vaccines cause autism.

The president has claimed in the past that he is not against children getting vaccinations, but instead believes that they should get shots “spread” out over time.

In 2014, he tweeted:

“Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!”

After the president’s tweet about World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, his 2014 tweet resurfaced.

The now-president repeated his small doses claims during a Republican primary debate in 2015.


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*First Published: Apr 2, 2019, 11:52 am CDT