Newshub reports that despite the claims from President Trump that vaccines cause autism, the White House will be lit in blue tomorrow in order to honor those people that have this condition.
Here is what Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, had to say on the matter.
“Further research into the causes and treatments for autism spectrum disorders is one of the President’s priorities.”
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 31, 2017
Bob Wright, the head of the charity for autism, Autism Speaks, is a very long and close friend to President Trump, despite the President’s controversial views on this matter.
In the past, President Trump claimed that vaccines cause autism. Back in 2014, he tweeted:
“Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!”
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 J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2014
Mr Wright’s wife Suzanne, with whom he founded Autism Speaks, died in 2016.
“The President made a pledge to her,” said Mr Spicer. “He said, ‘If I’m elected President… I will light the White House blue.’”
What a great move by President Trump to honor the people affected by autism and his friend. I am proud of the fact this man is my President.
This action shows everyone that although Trump has become President, he hadn’t forgotten his friends or the promises he made to them.
Thank you for reading.