Jan 10, 2017 - Technology

Trump asks anti-vaxxer to chair commission on vaccines

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. told reporters in Trump Tower today that PEOTUS asked him to chair a commission on vaccine safety.

Why this matters: Kennedy is famous for claiming a link between vaccines and autism — as has Trump. Many expected Trump to distance himself from his previous anti-vax statements, so this offer indicates that he may be doubling down on his position.

Trump also met today with his HHS pick Tom Price — a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a non-profit that's previously published debunked research on vaccines.

Go deeper