Rosie O’Donnell has sparked an uproar on Twitter by sharing a video that speculates that Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, is autistic.
“Barron Trump Autistic?” she asked.
“[I]f so, what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic,” the tweet read.
— Rosie (@Rosie) November 22, 2016
O’Donnell isn’t the first to suggest that Barron Trump might be on the autism spectrum. But calling the child out on Twitter is obviously a strange decision…Barron Trump is just 10 years old and usually kids (especially ones under 18) are left alone.
Twitter is obviously not happy:
They're going after a 10 year old. That's what trash exists on the left. pic.twitter.com/mx7XNnjVDQ
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) November 23, 2016
— CatherineNichols_Art (@Catherine_CNA) November 22, 2016
— Wink n Smile (@crazymamaa) November 23, 2016
She responded by saying the YouTube video was not her creation, but that it “resonated” with her. O’Donnell also emphasized that there is “no shame at all” in having a child with 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