“Here’s what we have from all these studies and here’s what they have so it seems like something is not right,” the 73-year-old actor said.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared that there is no connection between and vaccines and autism, however according to the interview clip, De Niro — who is the father of an autistic child — has his doubts.
“Who settled it, how is it settled?” he said in regards to the CDC’s claim.
A year after he nixed a documentary that accused the CDC of covering up the link between vaccines and rising autism rates from the Tribeca Film Festival, the actor joined forces with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in questioning the safety of vaccinating children and pregnant women.
Kennedy claimed that he had been selected to chair a new vaccine safety commission in the Trump administration when he spoke at The National Press Club in Washington about the issue.
“On one hand, the government is telling pregnant women which mercury-laced fish to avoid so that they don’t harm their fetuses, and on the other, the CDC supports injecting mercury-containing vaccines into pregnant women, infants and children,” Kennedy said.
De Niro who joined Kennedy in DC, said he isn’t completely anti-vaccine but is demanding more information.
“I take vaccines all the time, and my kids have gotten [vaccinated] but there’s something wrong and its got to be fixed,” he said.