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In Anti-Vaccination Rant, Wife Of Top Trump Official Declares: ‘Bring Back Our Childhood Diseases!’


In Anti-Vaccination Rant, Wife Of Top Trump Official Declares: ‘Bring Back Our Childhood Diseases!’

Darla Shine, the wife of White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine, has come under scrutiny once again for peddling unfounded medical theories on Twitter.

Shine, who has a history of making racially charged remarks, went off on an unhinged Twitter rant against vaccinating children on Wednesday after watching a CNN report about the measles outbreak that has hit the state of Washington, where vaccination rates for children have plummeted in recent years.

Shine accused CNN of spreading “Fake Hysteria” and argued that more children should come down with “childhood diseases.”

“Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN #Fake #Hysteria,” she tweeted. “The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the measles as kids. Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases, they keep you healthy & fight cancer.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2017, there were 110 000 measles deaths globally, mostly among children under the age of five.

“Most measles-related deaths are caused by complications associated with the disease,” the WHO claims. “Serious complications are more common in children under the age of 5, or adults over the age of 30. The most serious complications include blindness, encephalitis (an infection that causes brain swelling), severe diarrhoea and related dehydration, ear infections, or severe respiratory infections such as pneumonia.”

Despite the massive backlash to her tweets, Shine continued to attack vaccinations in a subsequent tweet.

“Was waiting for the left to come after me,” she wrote. “As soon as I retweet a fact about #Vaccines they come after me. Bring it on!”

She also included the hashtags: “#TheSmear #Slander #Libel #Liars #FakeNews #VAXXED #Hoax #Democrats #BigPharma”

According to the Washington Post, Shine has previously made statements questioning why white people would be labeled racist for using the n-word while black people would not, defended the Confederate battle flag and highlighted instances of black-on-white crime.


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