Rosie O’Donnell is eating humble pie. After spreading a video that falsely suggested Barron Trump may be autistic and helping it go viral across the nation about two weeks ago, Rosie O’Donnell tweeted out an apology to Melania Trump on Thursday – then set her Twitter account to private.
The video was viewed almost 4 million times, largely due to O’Donnell promoting it on her Twitter account. On November 21, she tweeted out the video saying, “Barron Trump autistic? If so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”
O’Donnell then tried to defend her actions by saying that her own daughter is autistic, and she just wanted to bring awareness to the issue.
Melania Trump shot out a letter threatening to sue the video maker, and he finally took it down Tuesday night and issued his own apology.
Thursday, O’Donnell finally issued her own apology, saying in a Twitter post, “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.”
Now her Twitter account is set to private and her tweets can only be viewed by her followers.
The video suggested simply because Barron wasn’t smiling, appeared sleepy and “unsocial” that he might be autistic.
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