Donald Trump has picked anti-vaccination conspiracy theorist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a committee on the safety and scientific integrity of vaccines.
Jim Acosta of CNN tweeted:
RFK Jr says Trump offered him a job chairing commission on "vaccination safety and scientific integrity." Kennedy said he would. h/t pool
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2017
The problem is that RFK Jr. is anti-vaxxer who believes that there is a link between vaccinations and autism. In 2015, he had to apologize for comparing children that he believed were injured through vaccinations to the Holocaust.
An anti-vaxxer is going to be overseeing a committee that will monitor the scientific integrity of vaccines. Kennedy believes that there is a vast vaccination conspiracy at work, which makes him a perfect fit for the nation’s first cable news obsessed conspiracy theorist president-elect.
Trump’s election is going to have far-reaching consequences for the people of the United States of America. One of the under-discussed impacts of Trump occupying the White House is that facts and science are going to be discarded.
The conspiracy theorists will be running the federal government. Choosing an anti-vaxxer is typical Trump and horrible news for the nation’s parents and children.