YouTube User Deletes Barron Trump ‘Autism’ Video, Apologizes For Making It
YouTube user James Hunter has deleted the video he made speculating Barron Trump might be autistic, and also apologized for creating it in the first place. The man further acknowledged that the 10-year-old boy doesn’t suffer from autism, and it was “incredibly irresponsible” of him to suggest otherwise.
As Gossip Cop reported, Melania Trump threatened to sue the YouTuber for making the video alleging her son might be autistic. Hunter later responded to being threatened with a lawsuit, and exclusively told Gossip Cop he was “scared” and “never meant to hurt” the Trump family. On Tuesday, not only did Hunter obey Melania’s instruction that he remove the video, but he also profusely apologized.
In a new video uploaded to his YouTube page, titled “My Apology To Melania and Barron Trump,” Hunter writes, “On November 11, 2016, I posted a YouTube video titled: ‘Is Barron Trump Autistic #StopTheBullying.’ In the video, I suggested Barron Trump might suffer from autism. This is in fact, 100 percent false.” He continued, “It was incredibly irresponsible of me to diagnose Barron Trump using a selection of misleading videos. Many of the videos I used showed Barron Trump behaving like any normal kid would at 3 a.m. I falsely correlated him trying to stay awake and occasionally doing quirky things, with him suffering from autism. This was incredibly foolish of me.”
Hunter went on to note, “My video was originally intended as an anti-bullying video, as I myself suffer from autism and wanted to educate people. Unfortunately, I completely misdiagnosed a person and ended up making a video that was false, defamatory and malicious. I retract every single statement I made in that horrendous video, and want to sincerely apologize to the Trump family, especially to Melania and Barron Trump.”
He concluded, “I can understand if you might not want to accept my apology, but please know I didn’t mean to hurt anyone with my video. I wish your family nothing but good luck, safety, and love, as you prepare to become the next First Family of the United States.” Watch the YouTuber’s apology video below.