On a tweet published November 21, Rosie O’Donnell suggested that president-elect Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron, has autism. On the post, she shared a video that points out different mannerism associated with people with the condition and tried to stop people from bullying the kid for his behavior, as some have stated he is rude.
The video titled “Is Barron Trump Autistic? #StopTheBullying” shows different footage were Barron’s behavior is associated with mannerism typically seen in people with autism. The comedian wrote in the tweet that if Barron happens to have the condition, it would be an “amazing” opportunity to bring attention to the autism epidemic, a comment most people did not found appropriated.
The former talk show host has been feuding with Donald Trump for several years, and her tweet suggesting Trump’s son has autism was taken as an attack on the president-elect through his child.
Most people claimed on Twitter that Rosie did not have the right to expose the family. If Barron happens to be autistic and Trump and his wife had decided to keep the matter private, she should have respected their decision. Others sharply criticized the O’Donnell for trying to diagnose a child when she is not a health professional.
After days of people attacking Rosie O’Donnel for sharing her view on Barron’s behavior, she decided to address the issue with a message published on her website. O’Donnell explains she has a three-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with high functioning autism (HFA) and Barron mannerism has made her think he could have a similar condition as her daughter Dakota.
In the communication, Rosie O’Donnell stressed the fact that she never said that Barron Trump has autism, repeating that what she wrote was that if it happened to be true, it would be an opportunity to raise awareness about the condition epidemic.
Regarding accusations saying she is bullying Donald Trump and his son for pointing out in public that the 10-year-old boy could have autism, Rosie O’Donnell stated that the video is part of an anti-bully campaign. She even defended Barron for his behavior at the RNC stage because he seemed rude. If Barron has autism, what he did on stage could be associated with antisocial behavior, a common characteristic of people with the condition.
The video exposing Barron Trump: O’Donnell did not make it, but people assumed she did
The video shared in the comedian’s controversial tweet was posted by Youtube user James Hunter and not by O’Donnell herself. She explains that she shared it with the best intentions since she thought it would help to raise awareness about autism.
not my movie clip – lots of us – who raise autistic children notice things many would miss… somethings felt familiar #NOshameAUTISM
— Rosie (@Rosie) November 23, 2016
The first thing the seven-minute-long video points out is Barron’s clapping at the RNC. The boy fails to touch his hands and moves them erratically, which the user says is common in people with autism.
The second footage shows Barron making strange moves in his seat and the following how the kid wobbles from side to side. Both mannerisms are also linked to people with the condition.
Regarding Barron being rude at the RNC stage, the video shows how Donald Trump grabs him by the arms and he rejects his touch. The caption in the footage says that the scene shows antisocial behavior and not a misbehaved child. The video also features a similar action when Michael Pence grabs his arm: Barron rejects it. Autistic people are known for avoiding to be touched, says the video.
The video suggests that Trump could know his youngest boy has autism because he agrees that vaccines could cause the condition. The footage also shows a fragment of a Donald Trump’s debate when he says he is for vaccines but in smaller doses over a longer period.
Trump stated that when people take “a little beautiful baby” to the doctors, the child gets an injection that, according to him, looks meant for a horse and that causes autism, “and I’ve seen it,” said Trump. Right after, president-elected stated he saw it in babies of people that worked for him. Trump said that after the shot the children got a fever and then was diagnosed with autism.
In another debate, Donald Trump acknowledged that Barron is gifted with computers, a skill associated with autism, reads the caption on the video. Melania Trump has also pointed out that her son is enthusiastic about math and science adding he plays alone for hours and likes to keep his room “clean and white.”
Rosie O’Donnell answers to criticisms regarding her November 21st tweet
Rosie O’Donnell explained that having a daughter with autism has immersed her in the condition’s reality to help her daughter better, saying it is something normal when your child has different needs.
She said the video she shared mentions many kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms. O’Donnell shared it because of educational and informational reasons. The comedian also said that despite her disagreements with the next president of the United States, she also thinks that vaccines cause autism and the epidemic is real.
“Peace out as we try to save democracy from this madman who thinks OUR country is his,” was Rosie O’Donnell’s last word of the communication.
Source: Rosie O’Donnell’s Website
34 thoughts on “Rosie O’Donnell defends herself after suggesting Barron Trump has autism”
Maybe she needs the attention badly again because no one seemed to talk about her anymore.
Know what Barron Trump is not? He’s not a fat, ugly, bitter, untalented, loudmouthed pig with a superiority complex and an assumption that everybody needs to be told how to think (typical libtards). Kids should be off limits. Nobody messed with Chelsea Clinton, and that kid was (and still is) the fugliest thing ever to take a dump in the White House (except for Michelle Obama, but she’s old).
This is why the world is going to hell because of ignorant people like u. U probably wouldn’t have commented if it had been one of the Obama kids. What a hypocrite u and others r.
Progressives are completely horrid people.
Ahh the Dems find their birthed moment. Of course this is legit.
No matter her convoluted motive, whatever happened to “Mind your own business”?
It’s ok for liberals to attack the children of their opponents….but, not the other way around…it’s who they are and why America is so sick and tired of them…it’s why they are being eliminated from public offices throughout the country….
It needs to continue…they must be totally eliminated for any source of public authority…
Ms. O’Donnell should be ashamed of herself. She is living up to all the insults that have been directed her way.
Especially considering the Rosie’s own daughter has basically disowned her, what right does she have to questions Trump’s kid’s mental state?
Well, one thing is certain. We do know that Rosie’s mother had at least one idiot child.
Rosie needs to stop this is totally inappropriate. Barron is a 10 year-old boy, most 10-year old boys aren’t camera ready, and it would be impossible for someone who WAS a professional to diagnose him from a brief TV appearance.
Chelsea was declared totally off-limits, as were the Obama girls. Suddenly Barron is fair game, despite all the ludicrous excuses? That should tell you everything you need to know. ‘Off-limits’ only matters when it suits Dems’ purposes.
and yet you remember all of the MSM attacks on the daughters of George W. Bush…farking progtard mentality…
You bet I remember well, although there were some occasional ‘whoops!’ as faint cover and faking concern. Rosie needs to spend some extensive involuntary time with the reps from her local Family Services to capture and re-orient her smarmy attention.
Most handicap people aren’t camera ready but that did’t stop Trump from making fun of them. Is it okay for him to be inappropriate but others not.. I am not a fan of Rosie either but at least she didn’t make fun of his son, just pointed out what others observed.
Again, “what others observed”????? What other idiot progtards, like you, “observed” is simply effing irrelevant. You are an ignorant @$$hole, and you need to shut the hell up. The autism community doesn’t need your help, or Fat Rosie’s. You two just go have non-fat soy lattes together, and leave the adults alone.
I am not a fan of Rosie but u certainly have adopted her nasty disposition and foul potty mouth.” Oh my” I must have really get under your skin. I don’t intend of going anywhere. U call yourself an adult, well most adults that I know don’t act like low life trash. U need to direct your anger else where like satan,who is the author of sickness, diseases and hostility which u clearly display……no wonder u r such a fan of the Trumps. GOOD LUCK u r going to need it…potty mouth.
OK, in addition to displaying your lack of education and intellectual abilities, you now wish to trot out your lack of understanding of theology or Christian dogma.
You go ahead on with that, small and ignorant person, and let me know how that works out for ya.
And, by the way? Most local community colleges have free or low-cost adult education programs. You might try enrolling in an “English as a Second Language” program.
Okay potty mouth………….lol.
That’s the best ya got, small and ignorant one???
On second thought, I don’t think “English as a Second Language” would advantage you at all – a stupid, shallow thought, expressed well, remains stupid and shallow.
As Ron White has observed, “Ya can’t fix stupid.”
U should know, take a good look n the mirror. Go else where and get u some business.What u r talking abt now is so asinine and irrelevant. Good night potty mouth.
If you think that was a response? As the kids say, “U R doin it wrong.”
Don’t go away mad, small and stupid . . . just go away.
Preferably, far, far away.
I see that response get your attention. Like I mention before I don’t plan on going anywhere. If I am so small and stupid what does that make u? So call clever intelligent people don’t let stupid, shallow and small individuals manipulate them like I did u abt your potty mouth. At least your vocabulary has improved. Maybe u should take a course in English r Behavior Modification.
You really do have a problem with reality, don’t you???
You are getting a “response” like a mouse gets a “response” from a cat. In case you missed it (which I know you did), I’ve been batting you around like a cheap toy.
As far as my IQ, grammar, English and vocabulary? Honey, I wouldn’t even go there, were I you. You aren’t just fighting out of your weight class – you’re fighting out of your SPECIES. I am of the species “Homo sapiens”. The “sapiens” part clearly doesn’t apply to you.
You are an idiot, studying to be a moron. And failing.
LOL…..r u still hanging around. You’ve gotten boring, go to bed, wake up and find someone else to bore. You’ve ran your course here “POTTY MOUTH”
Nah, I’m having too much fun abusing you, shit-for-brains.
Are you naturally this stupid, or did you have to practice?
Funny how the leftists like to portray themselves as the caring, peaceful, tolerant group. But given their infatuation with totalitarian despots does make you think there is something else going on…. well that and their attacks on children of conservatives.
So Trump was right. She is a fat pig.
Pigs are intelligent. Rosie? Not so much.
Oh It’s okay for Trump to make fun of handicap people but when the shoe is on the other foot she is a fat pig. At least she didn’t make fun of the kid just pointed out what millions of others also saw and suspected. Get a life and stop being so judgmental yourself.
I’m curious, marion? Even IF Baron is autistic (and the point is valid that neither Fat Rosie, nor YOU, have any standing to make such a diagnosis from clips of video, as you would be aware, if you weren’t so monumentally arrogant and ignorant (a REALLY bad combination)), . . .
WHAT THE F*** BUSINESS IS IT OF YOURS, “THE PUBLIC’S” OR ANYONE ELSE’S OUTSIDE THE TRUMP FAMILY?????
Please go away, you “Progressive” @$$hole.
I could care less what his problem is. If u would get your finger out of your behind and learn how to read correctly u would see that I did not say r agreed the kids behavior suggested autism. I maybe arrogant but certainly not ignorant of ” stupid low life people” like u who can not communicate properly without using four letter cuss words to EXPRESS THEMSELVES. I have no clue to what the video was abt and have no desire r concern to watch it. But apparently u did, it must have hit home. Maybe U Should Be The One To Go Away .
Wow, for someone who can neither read, nor spell, nor punctuate, you seem quite proud of your abilities . . . whatever those meager abilities are.
That you miss the irony of someone like yourself, devoid of any measurable logical or intellectual skills, taking exception to the comments and actions of another???
Go play in the traffic, progtard.
Never attack children, specially publicly.
This is an attack on the child privacy and integrity.