Vaccine skeptic RFK Jr. says he'll chair vaccine commission for Trump [Yes!! Finally!] | 10 Jan 2017 | President-elect Donald Trump has asked Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a major source of disproved theories imputing harm to vaccines, to chair a "commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity," Kennedy told reporters after a meeting in Trump Tower on Tuesday. Kennedy, who said he accepted the assignment, has been insisting for over a decade that traces of mercury in a preservative 'formerly' used in childhood vaccines caused a massive increase in autism diagnoses. Kennedy and other vaccine skeptics have found a welcoming audience in Trump, who has repeatedly stated the belief that vaccines cause autism. Kennedy and other anti-vaxxers say a vast array of CDC, FDA and pharmaceutical industry officials have covered up evidence of vaccine damage.