Melania Trump is furious after a video was uploaded on Youtube suggesting her 10 year old son Barron is autistic.
Trump has hired a lawyer who is now threatening a lawsuit over the video. The wife of president elect Donald Trump, has written a letter threatening to sue whoever was responsible for creating the footage.
Outspoken talk-show host Rosie O’Donnell earlier tweeted out the video with a caption, “Is Barron Trump Autistic?” Trump addressed O’Donnell in the letter- “The video allegedly seeks to ‘stop the bullying’ of Barron Trump. Not true! The video did instigate further bullying by Rosie O’Donnell and others.”
The video lists a number of signs it claims points to autism, including Barron clapping without slapping his hands together. It also shows Barron yawning and grimacing during his father’s victory speech on election night. Melania’s team defended the boy saying both events were late at night, and Barron was exhibiting normal behavior for a very tired 10-year-old.
While Melania is not threatening to sue O’Donnell, she does want the person who posted the YouTube clip to delete it and apologise to the family and especially Barron.
When O’Donnell shared the video she drew a lot of criticism from many that called her out on her qualifications in diagnosing a child. She responded by saying she knows the signs as her daughter is autistic also. She insists that her post was ‘from the heart’ and had ‘nothing’ to do with her old foe Donald Trump.
‘My 3.5 yr old daughter dakota was diagnosed in September with HFA – high functioning autism. When I saw the anti bullying video that mentioned Barron, it spoke to the symptoms many ASD kids have. It was educational and informational. This autism subject had nothing to do with Donald though i admit he does trigger me in all ways. I have no ill will for his children or any children and if u knew anything about me u would know that.’
You can read Rosie’s whole response below which she posted to her website in response to Melania’s allegations.
ROSIE O’DONNELL EXPLAINS WHY SHE SHARED VIDEO OF BARRON TRUMP
‘Here is how it went down. My 3.5 yr old daughter Dakota was diagnosed in September with HFA – high functioning autism. I have been immersed in that world/reality since. learning – reading – asking questions, It’s all autism – all the time for the newly diagnosed as we try to grab onto anything to keep us standing. The knowledge we r not alone, there r others living this too.
‘When I saw the anti bullying video that mentioned Barron it spoke to the symptoms many ASD kids have it was educational and informational. These symptoms so many do not understand– I thought – how amazing IF it is true.
‘IF it is true – I tweeted from my heart. It would help so much with the autism epidemic. 1 in 55 kids is an epidemic. Donald and I agree on that and not much else.
‘I feel he is a clear and present danger but this autism subject had nothing to do with Donald. Though i admithe does trigger me in all ways.
‘I have no ill will for his children –or any children –and if u knew anything about me –u would know that. Donald does not have the power to change the facts to re write history so speak true – stand tall. THE WORLD IS WATCHING.
‘For those who felt me a horror what can i say humans we try our very best and fail often. Peace out as we try to save democracy from this madman who thinks OUR country is his.’
*The video has since been deleted from Youtube.
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