Donald Trump Goes On Foolish Twitter Rant About Autism

Fri, March 28, 2014 5:58pm EDT by 36 Comments
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On March 28, Donald took to Twitter to rant about autism. Apparently, the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ host and real estate mogul thinks that autism is caused by ‘high dosage’ vaccinations. However, HollywoodLife.com spoke to a child psychologist who told us that he couldn’t be more wrong.

Donald Trump thinks he knows everything, but when it comes to his beliefs about autism he is definitely in the wrong. Find out what child psychologist Dr. Susan Abbott had to say about Donald’s autistic accusations.

Donald Trump Blames Vaccinations For Autism Rise

Uh oh, here we go again. Donald, 67, loves to be in the headlines, and this time he’s using the recent rise in autism to get into them.

On March 27, the CDC released a report that showed autism diagnoses were up by 30% in just two years. When HollywoodLife.com spoke to child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Abbott, a doctor well versed in the world of autism, she told us that education and awareness were more than likely the cause of the increase. Unfortunately, Donald seems to disagree.

“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 wrote on Twitter. “With autism being way up, what do we have to lose by having doctors give small dose vaccines vs. big pump doses into those tiny bodies?”

Yikes. Sounds like Donald hasn’t been doing his research, because the idea that autism is caused by vaccinations came from the 1998 case study written by Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Dr. Wakefield has since had his medical license revoked, because his study was proved fraudulent in 2011. It turned out that Dr. Wakefield altered the studies in order to claim that there was a connection between vaccinations and autism, which there is not.

Expert Says Donald’s Autism Claims Are Wrong

Hoping to further provide our readers with clarification about autism and it’s lack of connection to vaccinations, HollywoodLife.com spoke to Dr. Abbott. Here’s what she had to say:

“Parents with autistic children are concerned about this issue. Jenny McCarthy has been very vocal about her concerns with vaccines, but the latest evidence shows that autism is linked to genetics and that you can see changes in the brains of [unborn] babies that indicate changes occur in the second or third trimester,” Dr. Abbott explained.

Obviously, babies that are still developing in the womb have not received any vaccinations yet. So, if it’s possible to track autism in a growing fetus, how can the two be linked?

When HollywoodLife.com reached out the CDC for a statement in regards to Donald’s social media accusations, a rep directed us to the March 2013 study that disproved any connection between autism and vaccinations.

Maybe Donald should do some more reading when he’s not too busy firing celebrities on reality television.

Let us know your thoughts, HollywoodLifers! Do you think Donald should stay out of this one? Let us know your thoughts!

– Lauren Cox

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dawna

Posted at 5:07 AM on April 6, 2014  

I feel doctors are trying to make more money. Albeit, drugs, shots, et al. Therein the problem begins….

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Mark

Posted at 7:27 PM on April 16, 2014  

Do you really think getting a $5 or $10 vaccination is making doctors and industry rich? You are freaking kidding right?

Heart attack surgery in the US, $50,000. Flu vaccine at Walgreens $8.

Your ignorance is insulting to people better then you.

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dawna

Posted at 4:47 AM on April 6, 2014  

Gee, I was a kid in the 1960s. No one, but no one, had autism. Why now??

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Mark

Posted at 7:25 PM on April 16, 2014  

Because if a kid had autism back then, they were just labelled a nerd. No one realized their brains had developed differently, people just labelled them “weird” and moved on. (I am not condoning this, just explaining it).

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Teal

Posted at 7:06 PM on April 4, 2014  

It may be genetic but the amount of poison pushes autism to the brink!! Vaccinations = world goes round $$$$
What is wrong with separating vaccinations and doing it in smaller doses without the added toxins??

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Mark

Posted at 7:30 PM on April 16, 2014  

The “added toxins” are not toxins. They are preservatives, without which the vaccine would not work. You can’t do a vaccine in “smaller doses” or they become ineffective. Vaccines are a drop in the bucket for medical cost, and certainly are not big money.

You have no idea what you are talking about in each of these instances. Talk to a real doctor about these wrong ideas of yours and quit spreading misinformation. You are foolish and dangerous.

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remodel bath

Posted at 4:30 PM on April 2, 2014  

With thanks, An abundance of knowledge.

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Ben

Posted at 1:28 PM on April 2, 2014  

If one hasn’t read the package inserts of these toxic concoctions which clearly state autism among many other conditions, then one’s opinion is worthless

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Mark

Posted at 7:32 PM on April 16, 2014  

Ben, you have not read any such thing because the “inserts” (by which I think you mean MSDS sheets) say no such thing. Why don’t you go to the CDC website and read what they have to say about vaccines. Talk to a pediatrician. Talk to the researchers who do the studies that have proven again and again and AGAIN THERE IS NO LINK BETWEEN VACCINES AND AUTISM YOU FREAKING MORON.

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Ivet

Posted at 8:25 AM on April 2, 2014  

Regarding the new study, Dr Susan Abbot forgot to do her research as well…pregnant women are given several flu shots during pregnancy, some include thimerasol…at the time of labor huge numbers of women are induced with pitocin followed by hours of an epidural to avoid pain during labor and sadly some women give birth hooked up to an antibiotic IV. Then if the baby doesn’t come out according to the standard of care time frame women get a c-section with even MORE drugs (not to mention the baby is deprived of his gut flora) now that the baby is out they IMMEDIATELY cut the cord not allowing all of the blood from the placenta to reach the baby, antibiotics are placed on the eyes, they get vitamin K shots, in less than 24 hours they receive a hep B vaccine, they’re check for sugar levels daily breaking the skin every 12 hours, they’re bathed with terrible products… two moths later they receive multiple vaccines, tylenol, etc…then again at 4 and 6 months…I think your Dr missed a few things, I’ve read the new study and in my opinion it’s like everything in medicine these days, they only look at one or two variables…I’m sure most doctors will jump on that even though the autism rates are what they are today clearly too many medical interventions and vaccines.

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Wiley

Posted at 2:54 PM on March 31, 2014  

Influence of pediatric vaccines on amygdala growth and opioid ligand binding in rhesus macaque infants: A pilot study.
Hewitson L1, Lopresti BJ, Stott C, Mason NS, Tomko J.
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Abstract
This longitudinal, case-control pilot study examined amygdala growth in rhesus macaque infants receiving the complete US childhood vaccine schedule (1994-1999). Longitudinal structural and functional neuroimaging was undertaken to examine central effects of the vaccine regimen on the developing brain. Vaccine-exposed and saline-injected control infants underwent MRI and PET imaging at approximately 4 and 6 months of age, representing two specific timeframes within the vaccination schedule. Volumetric analyses showed that exposed animals did not undergo the maturational changes over time in amygdala volume that was observed in unexposed animals. After controlling for left amygdala volume, the binding of the opioid antagonist [(11)C]diprenorphine (DPN) in exposed animals remained relatively constant over time, compared with unexposed animals, in which a significant decrease in [(11)C]DPN binding occurred. These results suggest that maturational changes in amygdala volume and the binding capacity of [(11)C]DPN in the amygdala was significantly altered in infant macaques receiving the vaccine schedule.
The macaque infant is a relevant animal model in which to investigate specific environmental exposures and structural/functional neuroimaging during neurodevelopment
THE AMYGDALA is a critical area of the brain linked to aberrant behaviors in autism……

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Bex

Posted at 4:42 PM on March 30, 2014  

So glad to see more people reading the real facts about the dangers of vaccination! Go Trump, speak up for the ones that can’t :)

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Abigail

Posted at 12:29 PM on March 30, 2014  

Autism has been linked to certain vaccinations given to kids before 18 months. In my family, the first two cousins were born close together, and the other 15 of us followed after they were 3 or 4. Those two are both autistic. They were both given vaccinations before 18 mo, and after that, my family always waited until we were 24 months to vaccinate us. Of the 15 following, none of us have Autism. Could it be a weird coincidence? Yes. Could this be logical? Yes. When my husband and I had our baby Nic, our first, this was a debated topic. I didn’t want my child to have the severe form of Autism that my two darling cousins had, so I talked to my husband and he saw no problem with the vaccines. We talked to our doctor, and she said while it’s not a given that they will be autistic if they’re vaccinated at 18 months, she waited herself, and her children aren’t Autistic. We waited with all for of our babies, Nic, Ben, Will, & Emma, and they’re all great at the ages of 16, 13, 11 & 8.

Also, don’t call his rant foolish. Everyone can have beliefs and are entitled to it. Your website bashes every single thing that doesn’t line up with your beliefs, and I’m almost done with it.

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Kg

Posted at 1:59 AM on March 30, 2014  

The amount of AstroTurfing on this subject makes it a nightmare. There HAS been a link to autism in a phase I case study with thimerosal (7.6RR, 95%) performed in1999. The CDC performed phase II in 2004 and found no link. If you go to the library and pull the 2004 study and compare it to the 1999 study you’ll soon realize the Researchers deliberately avoid certain data groups that yielded the higher RR. If patents knew the CDC let this happen there would be riots. So I don’t blame them for hiding it and appreciate them taking ethyl mercury out of our children’s vaccines, but I wish they would run a thorough toxicology profile on aluminum in humans. Better than the one listed on ATSDR. And to the pro vaccinators – Learn your immunology before you say how bad measles and mumps are. These unlike the adjuvants (that cause a TH2 response) cause a TH1 response that helps to balance our immune system. If you don’t believe 500 million years of evolution knows what it’s doing, then take you bolus dosages of aluminum a have a good day!

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lisa

Posted at 7:35 PM on March 29, 2014  

I would take medical advice from him..(IT) as much as I would take it from the Trashions and West. Sit down. You’re out of your lane. AS USUAL! LOSER!

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Do You!

Posted at 2:52 PM on March 29, 2014  

I think it’s the newer vaccines that has caused the spike.
I vaccinate my kids but when the new stuff comes along, I wait and see how it effects other kids before I give the go ahead for my kids to have it.
I myself had never seen a kid with Autism until that chickenpox vaccine came out.
I didn’t let my son have it.
My daughter didn’t get it until she was over 3 years old.
If a child hasn’t shown the effects of it by age 3. They probably won’t get it.
My son got the chickenpox when he was 4 years old.
My friend who had a 1 year old and a 4 year old,had already had her kids vaccinated for chickenpox.
Her 1 year old has Autism.
He doesn’t speak. She’s a single parent and has had a rough time with 3 kids and no help from any of the fathers.
My thing is as a parent, go with your gut.
Don’t rely on what everybody else is saying or doing.
I don’t really trust everything the government is saying. They are gonna protect their own asses!
That doctor that did the study could have been right, and they set him up to look bad.
The government is only gonna put out what they want us to know, no more no less.
I don’t knock the parents that don’t vaccinate, because our kids are probably more dangerous for their kids to be around. They are the one with no protections.Just do what you feel is right for your family and don’t knock anyone else for what they’re doing.

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Kiki

Posted at 12:13 PM on March 29, 2014  

I feel like we are going back to the middle age when comets were omens of epidemic, witches and scientists were burn at the stake and people were hoping a good prayer will solve everything.
Now we listen to celebrities not doctor when we are sick…
The vaccines polemic is a seasonal one every few years someone who doesn’t have a degree in medicine but appear on the pages of People says something and like the masses of brainless we are, we follow.
My generation, our parents generation had been vaccinated and there were no problem with the same vaccines we use now. Autism is a problem those day but studies uppon studies prove that it is not correlated to vaccinations, actually recent studies found a relation with the first gases of the child formation in uterus (so waaaaay before he is she get vaccinated). But you know what if next time you have a limp on your breast of coding blood just go to Mr Trump for a prognosis

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Don't put your hands on me!

Posted at 2:36 PM on March 30, 2014  

@Kiki the government tells you what they want you to know. No more no less.
They spout this crap about studies showing no link between the rise in Austistic children and vaccines, because they don’t want to incite riots!
I vaccinate my kids for most things before age 3.
The newer stuff I deny them until my kids are over age 2.
They say if your child hasn’t shown the signs of autism by age 18 months, more then likely they won’t get it.
As a parent it’s up to you, no matter what anyone says.
I actually came up with the way I vaccinate on my own, because a close friend got her baby the chicken pox vaccine when it first came out.
He is now has autism.
Her other child was already 3 when he got his so he was fine.
I didn’t get the shot for my oldest son. He got chicken pox, but was fine after it ran it’s course.
All my kids are healthy and I see more and more kids with some form of this condition every year.
They need to get a handle on the cause because not all cases are genetic.

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bjsmith

Posted at 11:04 AM on March 29, 2014  

Donald Trump is a big mouth who seeks publicity every time his show the Apprentice is soon to return. Can he prove what he says about Autism being caused by vaccinations? I never thought he would use children and Autism to get attention. Shame on you Donald.

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Ray

Posted at 4:58 PM on March 29, 2014  

Way to go mr Trump. Vaccines cause autism and big pharma and the media puppets are scared shitless!

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cphickie

Posted at 8:22 AM on March 29, 2014  

Vaccines do not cause autism. Mr. Trump was egregiously irresponsible in what he posted, both because there is no link between vaccines and autism and also because infants are not “pumped with massive shots” either. Trump has obviously been gulled by anti-vaccine propaganda where photoshopped pictures show babies being injected with large 10-25 cc doses of what are almost always luridly colored liquid. As a pediatrician, I state this is absolutely incorrect. Each vaccine injected is 0.5 ml, which is 1/60th of an ounce. Sorry, Mr. Trump, that is not massive. It would behoove Trump to actually go visit and speak with a pediatrician and not simply believe all the anti-vaccine nonsense that is printed online, ESPECIALLY given the large outbreaks of measles occurring in California right now–due to the decline in vaccination rates that will only increase when celebrities like Trump say ridiculously wrong off the cuff things about vaccines. –Chris Hickie, MD, PhD

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Mister Baja

Posted at 12:44 AM on March 29, 2014  

tis is he’s right: FUCK THE AUTISME!!

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Lisa

Posted at 11:26 PM on March 28, 2014  

Trump actually has children and grandchildren and cares about the issue. I admire him. A recent study showed most citizens have very little faith in the “medical system” or the people in charge of it. The vaccination schedule has run amok. Children are getting so many more than they have in previous decades and there are no physiological studies to back their safety (only epidemiological ones- and these often poorly done!). Even preclinical vaccine trials do not look at mutagenicity or reproductive effects. No other country gives hours old infants hep b at birth.

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lisa

Posted at 7:38 PM on March 29, 2014  

Stut up OTHER LISA!

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AutismNewsBeat

Posted at 10:48 PM on March 28, 2014  

The ego part of Trump’s brain is giving big pump doses of stupid into the reason part of Trump’s brain.

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Ray

Posted at 5:07 PM on March 29, 2014  

If you think health comes in a shot you are a fool. Big pharma is running
Scared and can’t higher enough trolls to police all the posting.

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Jen

Posted at 7:54 PM on March 28, 2014  

Trump is a senile old man, who believes the President was born in Kenya and global warming is a myth. Why pay any attention to this fool?

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Lisa

Posted at 12:12 AM on March 29, 2014  

No the fools are Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop and Colleen Boyle (CDC employees), under whose watch autism has increased 14,700%.
Mr. Trump has the jam to actually say what any other MSM won’t.

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pavlov

Posted at 7:32 PM on March 28, 2014  

Trump knows what’s going on, he hasn’t been wrong on many things and stands up for what he believes in, more than I could say for these people that know that vaccines are destroying our children and do nothing about it, sad individuals.

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Matt

Posted at 8:41 PM on March 28, 2014  

right. It’s all a conspiracy. people “know” vaccines cause autism and do nothing about it.

Trump speaks to conspiracy theorists. It’s sad. And it is causing a lot of damage to the autism community. He gets publicity at the cost of people who need a lot of help. What a schmuck.

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amanda

Posted at 2:55 PM on March 29, 2014  

Actually a few years ago on the very long list of possible side effects listed for one vaccine (I can’t remember the shot) stated may cause Autism. It was soon taken off.

 
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lisa

Posted at 7:44 PM on March 29, 2014  

Sure. The government is trying to give Autism to kids to make MORE MEDICAL BILLS FOR THE GOV TO PAY and MORE SPECIAL ED TEACHERS! ARE YOU STUPID? If that was the consperacy, I think they would find a way to get rid of them, NOT HELP THEM! You’re as STUPID AS HE IS!

 
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Lisa

Posted at 11:29 PM on March 28, 2014  

Yes, has Obama even commented on it? I’m not aware of anything. Meanwhile on the CDC’s watch, autism has increased 14,700% and Obama isn’t firing them for incompetence? Pathetic. We all know it can’t be genetic. The jig is up. Something environmental is happening.

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lisa

Posted at 7:47 PM on March 29, 2014  

He is the PRESIDENT LISA NOT A DOCTOR!

 
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loretta

Posted at 6:22 PM on March 28, 2014  

I believe that Mr. Trump is right on target.. And all parents need to wake up. Or you to will have a problem child..

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Matt

Posted at 8:38 PM on March 28, 2014  

A disabled child is not a “problem child”. A disabled child has greater needs, but all children have great needs. We don’t call all children “problems”.

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