Before becoming President, Trump mouthed SO many things that were designed to trigger "hope" in well-read Americans. He made noises about being skeptical about some of the biggest lies and charades of our time as a "reality T.V. star" candidate for President two+ years ago. He was an early "birther," a known "climate-scare skeptic," very critical of the Iraq War (making even 911 truthers hopeful), and perhaps, most ardently of all...A VACCINE SKEPTIC.
He was such an open advocate of vaccine choice and skepticism, that he promised to hold a major government-sponsored "vaccine summit" over the issue. Now, as with most of the things for which a suitable counter-charade could not be established (that did not risk immediate, easy, exposure) he is simply reneging.
Check out this link:
Let me just insert, right here, that I am a big supporter of the vast majority of Trump's stated positions. Unfortunately, those are so rarely turning into actual positive action, that we can no longer trust him to follow through on ANYTHING.
Here is an excerpt:
"Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said on Tuesday that the Trump administration had turned its back on vaccine skeptics, including himself, after initially expressing interest in creating a group to look into their safety. 'He told me that he wanted to create a vaccine safety commission and that he wanted me to chair it.' ...
Kennedy said that at the beginning of the administration, he met with Trump, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, senior adviser Jared Kushner, former senior advisor Steve Bannon and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway about setting up the commission.
'I was very optimistic about it,' he said, adding that he initially was given 'high level meetings' with 'agencies' and presented a powerpoint detailing his group’s belief that vaccines were harmful to children. 'We left convinced the White House was going to follow up and then the White House went dark,' Kennedy said.
Kennedy put blame for his ostracism on the administration’s hiring of 'pharmaceutical lobbyists who are very pro-vaccines' to run the Centers for Disease Control and other healthcare-related agencies.”
This better not be a Democlan v. Republicrat problem!! This is far too important issue for partisanship. The American people deserve REAL HEARINGS on this issue, not the trumped-up, "teenage rebel," one-sided, vaccine-propaganda session Congress held recently and had the temerity to call "hearings"-- while locking out people from all over the country who tried to get in to present the other side.
Call the White House comment line and tell Trump WE WANT THESE HEARINGS RE-SCHEDULED!: 202-456-6213. Or, you could try this comment thingy: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
In case you had forgotten, here is what candidate Trump said (final excerpt from the article linked above:)
"During a 2015 presidential debate, Trump openly expressed skepticism about vaccines...
'You take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it's meant for a horse, not for a child, and we've had so many instances, people that work for me,' he said. 'Just the other day, 2 years old, 2 1/2-years old, a child, a 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.'
Since being elected president, however, Trump has largely avoided discussing the topic of vaccines at all."
DID THEY GET TO YOU, DONALD??...or were you always simply playing to the masses from day one?
(I'll keep my opinion on that to myself, for today...)