Rosie O’Donnell took to Twitter on Dec. 1 to say she is ‘sorry for the pain’ her comments about Barron Trump caused Melania. Then, Rosie blocked her Twitter account from the public. See exactly what Rosie wrote before going private!
Here’s how Rosie O’Donnell, 54, tried to make amends with Melania and Barron Trump, 10, on Twitter: ‘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,” the comedian wrote. She then set her account to “private”.
ICYMI, Rosie tweeted a video on Nov. 21 that implied Barron is autistic. She wrote: “Barron Trump autistic? If so — what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.” You can catch up on the whole controversy right here.
The seven-minute video, which has since been deleted, includes TV clips of Barron’s mannerisms as “evidence” that he might have autism. “His hands are moving erratically and aren’t touching each other,” some text read over footage of him clapping. “Then he was spotted making strange movements in his seat, typical in children with autism.”
Anyway, once she heard about the video suggesting her son has autism, Melania threatened the original poster, James Hunter, with legal action if he didn’t publicly apologize. “I truly believed Barron was on the [autism] spectrum, and I wanted people to stop bullying him over his ‘weird’ behavior and explain to them that it might actually be due to a condition,” Hunter said in a statement before taking down the video. “If this rumor [about the legal threat] turns out to be true, and Ms.Trump really wants this video deleted, I will. I have a great respect for her and her family. I never meant to hurt anyone.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Rosie did the right thing by apologizing to Melania?