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The powerful media mogul at the core of Donald Trump's debunked views on vaccines and autism

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump has expressed anti-vaccine views since 2007, when he told a reporter that he believes vaccines can cause autism in young children.
It's not immediately clear, however, how Trump developed this position, which stems from a discredited study published in 1998 and retracted in 2010.
The lack of clarity has driven speculation that Trump based his belief on the experience of his 13-year-old son, Barron, who has been the subject of false speculation that he is autistic.
But the full record suggests Trump's position arose instead from his connections to the non-profit...
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