Trump calls out Big Pharma, wants answers for ‘unexplained and alarming growth’ in chronic illnesses

by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

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The CDC has confirmed that over 40 percent of children and adolescents have a chronic illness. While the British Medical Journal linked this occurrence to children who survive historically lethal viruses, President Trump is seeking more direct answers. 

In a recent address, he specifically questioned the “unexplained and alarming growth in the prevalence of chronic illnesses and health problems, especially in children.” 

He noted the rise in various illnesses and discussed concerns regarding the costs of treating them instead of finding the true causes and focusing on prevention.

President Trump then stated, “Too often, our public health establishment is too close to Big Pharma—they make a lot of money, Big Pharma—big corporations, and other special interests, and does not want to ask the tough questions about what is happening to our children’s health.”

Americans have taken note of this. During the 2020 pandemic, the Covid-19 vaccine production was fast-tracked by the Trump administration, and skepticism regarding the safety and efficacy of these shots has continued to divide medical professionals and their patients. 

In addition, sources revealing the connection between health issues and poor diet have been warning Americans about the importance of eating healthy for decades. From the book “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser to the award-winning documentary Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock, proper diet has been at the forefront of the health discussion for some years, yet American children have continued to grow sicker over time. 

President Trump is now connecting this issue with Big Pharma and also noted, “If Big Pharma defrauds American patients and taxpayers or puts profits above people, they must be investigated and held accountable.”

He then promised, “When I am back in the White House, I will establish a special Presidential Commission of independent minds who are not bought and paid for by Big Pharma, and I will charge them with investigating what is causing the decades-long increase in chronic illnesses.”

President Trump described how a commitment to this cause “is long overdue.”

He called it “a conversation that American families deserve.”

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