Rosie O’Donnell has taken to her website to defend herself after being slammed for suggesting on Nov. 21 that Donald Trump’s son Barron is autistic. Here’s why she chose to publicly speculate about Barron.
Rosie O’Donnell, 54, has been defending herself on Twitter ever since sharing an anti-bullying video that featured president-elect Donald Trump‘s son Barron on Nov. 21, which questioned whether he was autistic based on certain behaviors he displayed during his father’s campaign. But on Nov. 26 Rosie decided to address the matter head on by writing an emotional message on her website where she defends speculating about Barron.
“Here is how it went down,” Rosie began the message. “My 3.5 yr old daughter Dakota was diagnosed in September with HFA – high functioning autism. I have been immersed in that world/reality since. learning – reading – asking questions, It’s all autism – all the time for the newly diagnosed as we try to grab onto anything to keep us standing. The knowledge we r not alone, there r others living this too. When I saw the anti bullying video that mentioned Barron it spoke to the symptoms many ASD kids have it was educational and informational. These symptoms so many do not understand– I thought – how amazing IF it is true.”
“IF it is true – I tweeted from my heart. It would help so much with the autism epidemic. 1 in 55 kids is an epidemic. Donald and I agree on that and not much else. I feel he is a clear and present danger but this autism subject had nothing to do with Donald. Though i admit he does trigger me in all ways. I have no ill will for his children –or any children –and if u knew anything about me –u would know that. Donald does not have the power to change the facts to re write history so speak true – stand tall. THE WORLD IS WATCHING. For those who felt me a horror what can i say humans we try our very best and fail often. Peace out as we try to save democracy from this madman who thinks OUR country is his.”
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Before Rosie addressed the matter on her website, she got SLAMMED on Twitter for sharing the video. “You have no interest in Barron. You want to stir up trouble. Play fair. Don’t attack kids, Rosie! This is low, even for you!” one user tweeted. “Insinuates he has autism. Using autism to hurt Trump and a little boy? Offensive to those with autism,” another Twitter user wrote. “So low!! Amazing that her hatred overflows to his child. You disgust me Rosie,” another user tweeted. Many of these users thought Rosie was continuing her feud with Donald by attacking his child. Still, if she was being honest in her message, that’s not the case.
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