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‘Bring back our childhood diseases!’ Wife of top Trump official goes on unhinged rant against vaccinations

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Darla Shine, the wife of White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine, went off on an unhinged Twitter rant against vaccinating children on Wednesday.

Shine was apparently set off on her Twitter rant by watching a CNN report on a major measles outbreak that has hit the state of Washington, where vaccination rates for children have plummeted in recent years.

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Shine accused CNN of scare mongering and said that there was nothing wrong with more kids coming down with measles.

“Here we go LOL measles outbreak on CNN,” she wrote. “The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the measles as kids. Bring back our childhood diseases, they keep you healthy and fight cancer.”

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According to the World Health Organization, however, contracting measles can be deadly, especially for young children.

“Most measles-related deaths are caused by complications associated with the disease,” the World Health Organization 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.”

Shine got massive blowback on Twitter for her rant, with a ratio of roughly 13 responses for every like. This did not deter her, however, as she continued to attack vaccinations in a followup tweet.

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“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!”

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What Zelensky knew: The devastating and darkly ironic impact of Trump’s attempt to bribe Ukraine

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Greta Thunberg says ‘people must finally wake up’ to the fact Trump is ‘so extreme’ on climate change

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She spoke in an interview with AFP on the eve of her departure from North America where she has spent almost three months.

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"I thought when he got elected, now people will finally, now people must finally wake up," she continued.

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Trump praises ‘amazing warrior’ Sean Hannity for saying impeachment hearings are a ‘phony showtrial’

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President Donald Trump thanked Fox News personality Sean Hannity for his over-the-top defense the evening before impeachment hearings begin.

According to Trump's quoting, Hannity said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was a, "corrupt, compromised, coward and congenital liar."

Hannity called the Schiff's Intelligence Committee hearings a "phony showtrial" -- despite the reality that an impeachment trial would occur in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Still, Hannity lashed out at the inquiry as "another fraudulent hoax conspiracy theory" and "witch hunt."

Trump thanked, "Sean the amazing warrior!"

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