Melania Trump Threatens Lawsuit Over Barron ‘Autism’ Video
Melania Trump is threatening to sue the person behind the 7-minute video on YouTube that alleges her and Donald Trump’s son Barron has autism. It should be noted, the legal letter states unequivocally that Barron is not autistic. The video received a ton of attention after Rosie O’Donnell tweeted a link to the video last week, along with the message, “Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”
According to the legal letter by attorney Charles Harder, which was given to Gossip Cop, “A video was posted at YouTube recently speculating that Barron might be autistic. He is not. The video includes the hashtag ‘StopTheBullying’ but yet the video itself is bullying by making false statements and speculation about a 10-year old boy for the purpose of harassing him and his parents.” “The online bullying of children, including Barron Trump, should end now,” ends the lawyer’s letter.
Melania Trump is not threatening to sue O’Donnell, but she is asking that the person who made the video remove it from YouTube and issue an apology. In the video, the 10-year-old boy’s actions at the Republic National Convention and during his dad’s victory speech are overly analyzed to draw a connection between his behavior and certain signs of autism. At one point, the video shows the child clapping by not actually having both hands connect. There’s other footage of Barron moving around in a chair and blinking quite a bit during President-elect Trump’s speech on Election Day.
While the video’s creator construes these as signs of autism, remember the victory speech was given well after 2 a.m., which might explain the boy’s inability to keep his eyes open. And his moving around in a chair at the RNC is no different than any other child’s fidgeting during a night of speeches. So far, the video has not been taken down, and currently has more than 3.2 million views. Gossip Cop will not post the video. We will continue to follow this proposed lawsuit.