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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Clinton Anti-Trump Ad Centers on Autism

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the issue's role in presidential campaigns.   In this campaign, a number of posts have discussed Trump's support for the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism.  He also has a bad record on disability issues more generally.

John Wagner reports at The Washington Post:
With Donald Trump bleeding support from high-profile Republicans, Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched a series of television ads Monday seeking to persuade rank-and-file GOP voters to side with the Democratic nominee in November.
The four ads, airing in battlegrounds states, seek to highlight different concerns about Trump, with testimonials from Republican voters as to why they believe he is unqualified to be president.
The ads feature a former Reagan administration official, a Republican mother of a child with autism, a Republican Army veteran and a former local Republican party official.