Rosie O’Donnell has apologized to Melania Trump on Thursday for tweeting about Barron Trump possibly having autism.
O’Donnell tweeted out a video back on November 21st that suggested 10-year-old Barron was autistic, writing: ‘Barron Trump autistic? If so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.’
Melania Trump threatened the maker of the YouTube video, a man who has autism himself. The man immediately removed the video.
‘I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP – i was insensitive in my RT – i am sorry for the pain i caused – it was not my intent – i am truly sorry,’ wrote O’Donnell on Twitter.
She then set her account to private almost immediately after posting the message.
In a tweet posted the day after she shared the video, O’Donnell said: ‘I didn’t make the video, I watched it, and I found it compelling.
‘Not my movie clip. Lots of us, who raise autistic children, notice things many would miss. Somethings felt familiar.’
She added the hashtag ‘NoshameAUTISM’.
I think apologizing was the right thing to do. Even though Rosie didn’t make the video, she did publicize it. If Barron Trump is autistic (and the video made a good case for it) then it is a private matter that should be kept private.
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