Even though you see the headline, and the photo, you don’t believe it, do you?
Could the new President-Elect of our country, Donald J. Trump, have really met with Dr. Andrew Wakefield? You’ve probably heard the rumors, maybe you’ve even seen the video of Wakefield saying that Trump understands our concerns and will never allow mandatory vaccinations. He goes onto say that he believes Trump will investigate the problems at the CDC, including the allegations of Dr. William Thompson.
It’s all true…
How do I know?
Because I interviewed two people who were at that meeting. Do you want facts? It took place on August 11, 2016 in Kissimmee, Florida and lasting a little under an hour from four to five in the afternoon.
And it’s all in my new book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, available right now on Amazon. Here’s a little bit of a tease for you:
CHAPTER THIRTEEN – Trump Meets Dr. Wakefield
Trump. Wakefield. In a face to face meeting. August 11, 2016 in Kissimmee, Florida. What would the media have said if they’d known? And an embarrassing email from Wiki-Leaks about the Hillary Clinton campaign on autism and vaccines.
Dr. Gary Kompothecras didn’t know what would happen when he was seated next to Donald Trump and his wife, Melania. He was attending the Statesman of the Year dinner put on by the Sarasota Republican Party on August 26, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Florida.[i]
Kompothecras, a Chiropractor by training, had become wealthy by opening an attorney and medical referral service for people injured in car accidents. He sought to bring together a team of medical professionals who would address all the needs of his patients as they moved through the recovery process.
His clinics often include M.D.’s, orthopedic surgeons, osteopaths, neurosurgeons, radiologists, physician’s assistants, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, and massage therapists.[ii] A successful marketing campaign on radio and television with the tag-line, “Ask Gary” became well-known to Florida residents, as well as a 1-800 line that people could call to receive advice on what to do next.
Kompothecras has two vaccine-injured children, a son who is severely affected, and a daughter who has a more mild case, but will still need care for life. He got involved in politics with the Charlie Crist campaign for Florida governor in 2005-2006 and Trump was a supporter of Crist. Gary attended several meetings with Trump and Crist at Mar-A-Lago, Trump’s fabulous historic mansion on the Florida coast. As Gary recalled, “I read ‘The Art of the Deal’ when it came out and was always impressed with him. He’s a hardline guy and he’s very successful. He lost it all and made it all back. A similar situation happened to me. He’s a New Yorker, he’s from my home town, and we share a lot of common friends. So I always had an affinity for what he was doing and kept tabs on him.”[iii]
Aside from their shared New York background and similar turbulent business histories, there was another reason Kompothecras was impressed with Trump. “I heard him give a speech one time about when Baron was born. All his other kids went slow and steady with their vaccines. He thought it was crazy. He used to grab a water bottle and he’d say they stick a needle the size of these bottles inside these little kids. And he had a passion that I saw in his eyes that it wasn’t right. I don’t know if he knew about autism or anything else. But he knew it was a foolish thing to do to a little child.”[iv]
Gary tried to use his financial influence to get politicians in Florida to pay attention, but to little avail. “I tried everywhere, with the governors of Florida, both Crist and Scott [Rick Scott], with legislators. You can’t do anything with them because they’ve got the game wrapped up between owning the media and the politicians. I tried to pass a bill to take the mercury, just the poison, the preservative, out of the vaccines. And I was shot down. It was like five hundred lobbyists came down from Washington.”[v]
Florida State Senator Bill Posey, who would later become a Washington Congressman, and take control of the Thompson documents, was one of Kompothrecas’ few reliable allies in the Florida legislature. Gary also worked with Congressman Darryl Issa, who had previously headed the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee. Issa held one hearing on autism, and promised another, but was unable to keep that promise before his term ended.
Kompothecras recalled that he and his wife were placed at the head table with Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the Statesman’s Dinner in 2012, on the night before Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party nomination for President. “Melania is a very wonderful person, talking with my wife, and the four of us talked about vaccines and he was very concerned. And I told him my story. I gave him a chart which showed the amount of vaccines people got, like 10 in the past, versus the 40-60 they get now. And actually tweeted that chart out and thousands of people downloaded it. It was very successful.”[vi]
Trump’s tweet of August 23, 2012 supports Gary’s recollection as it reads, “Massive combined inoculations to small children is the cause for the big increase in autism . . .”[vii] The care with which Trump and his wife listened to Gary’s story, and his willingness to comment publicly on the issue deeply impressed Gary. “It was the first time that a major personality came out and said he was with us. Anybody who said anything about vaccines was chastised, but Trump was able to get away with it.”[viii]
Others were impressed with Trump’s willingness to take on the vaccine-autism issue, and were making their own plans to discuss the issue with him.
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There you have it, my friends – the first few pages of my chapter regarding Donald Trump and Dr. Wakefield.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any stranger, Julian Assange released some Clinton emails, one of which concerned the vaccine issue. Just to be politically inclusive, the email makes it pretty clear that the Democratic and Republican parties were equally gutless on the issue. Both sides made soothing sounds on the issue in 2008, only to later act as if they considered us all crazy. I’ve included that email for your amusement as well.
Only one political candidate wouldn’t let himself be bullied on this issue. His name is Donald Trump. And now he is our new President.
So, there we have it…
I want people to buy my book and read it because it will empower you. I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Yes, it’s nice that Trump has met with us and pledged his support. I mean to hold him to it now.
My book is not only an expose of the terrible harm that has been done to our community, but provides a political and scientific roadmap to victory on this issue. Yes, I said it. I think we can have a scientific victory in autism, and that means a treatment or cure. We’re actually very close, but the right people need to be FUNDED and PROTECTED. That’s in my book as well.
The election is over, but this is not the time to rest. We need to train and prepare, because when Trump takes office I want our army of hope to be ready. Maybe he will follow through and be the man I believe him to be. Maybe he will waver. I want to prevent that. If you share this information as widely as possible, and drive this book onto the bestseller list, when Trump takes office he will see our mighty army in the field. He will have to make a decision. Will he welcome us or fight us? I want us to be prepared for either outcome.
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[i] Alex Leary, “Sarasota GOP to Honor Donald Trump as ‘Statesman of the Year,’” Tampa Bay Times, July 9, 2012.
[iii] Telephone Interview with Gary Kompothecras by Kent Heckenlively, September 11, 2016.
[iv] Telephone Interview with Gary Kompothecras by Kent Heckenlively, September 11, 2016.
[v] Telephone Interview with Gary Kompothecras by Kent Heckenlively, September 11, 2016.
[vi] Telephone Interview with Gary Kompothecras by Kent Heckenlively, September 11, 2016.
[vii] Twitter Feed of Donald J. Trump, August 23, 2012, 12:22 p.m.
[viii] Telephone Interview with Gary Kompothecras by Kent Heckenlively, September 11, 2016.