All it took was the threat of legal action from the Trump family’s army of lawyers to get an apology from the person who posted a video on YouTube claiming that 10-year-old Barron Trump was autistic, with the video going viral after being retweeted by Rosie O’Donnell.
Not only did the boy’s parents vehemently deny he’s autistic, but the future First Lady reportedly threatened a lawsuit, which has resulted in the video being taken down with another going up in its place, apologizing for the original video.
“On November 11, 2016, I posted a YouTube video titled “Is Barron Trump Autistic? #StopTheBullying,” declares the video. “In the video, I suggested Barron Trump might suffer from autism. This is in fact 100 per cent false.”
The apology continues: “It was incredibly irresponsible of me to diagnose Barron Trump using a selection of misleading videos. I falsely correlated him trying to stay awake and occasionally doing quirky things, with him suffering from autism.”
Furthermore, the apology video admits the original claims were “false, defamatory and malicious,” adding: “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.”