Melania Trump has hired a famous lawyer who is now threatening a lawsuit over a video suggesting her 10-year-old son, Barron, is autistic, and the letter calls out Rosie O'Donnell as a bully.
According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, the YouTube video falsely insinuates Barron is autistic. The letter, and our sources familiar with the situation, say Barron absolutely is not autistic.
This is the Rosie O'Donnell tweet that has angered Frau Trump.
The letter says, "The video allegedly seeks to 'stop the bullying' of Barron Trump. Not true ... The video did instigate further bullying by Rosie O'Donnell and others."Barron Trump Autistic? if so - what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic https://t.co/Acgy1Qxyqi via @YouTube— Rosie (@Rosie) November 22, 2016
The video lists a number of signs it claims points to autism, including Barron clapping without slapping his hands together. Melania's attorney, Charles J. Harder, says Barron did this once -- at the end of a long day at the RNC -- but the "vast majority of the time, he claps normally."
The "vast majority of the time, he claps normally?" Seriously?
Okay well here's the thing.
I also came out and stated that you cannot diagnose autism from a video, because you know what, you can't. And to make these accusations without real proof is fairly nasty.
However by coming out like this publicly, and actually threatening to sue, Melania kind of gives it extra credibility.
Now I am not saying that the little Trump padawan is actually autistic or has any other mental development issues (Though with The Donald as his dad it is hard to think otherwise.), I am simply suggesting that by addressing this, and then threatening legal action, Melania is pushing this into a more public sphere and ensuring that this video is seen by many, many more people.
What is more, if the makers of the video call her bluff, and force her to take them to court, that might further embarrass the Trump family and this innocent child.
Oh and I almost forgot. This is going to be the First Family, and this is NOT how the First Family solves their problems.
Well, at least it didn't use to be.
Update: Well it looks like Melania won this one:
Melania Trump just got what she was after ... the man who posted the YouTube video suggesting Barron had autism is taking the video down.
The guy who posted the video says, "TMZ just contacted me to tell me Melania Trump is threatening a lawsuit over this video ... I never ever meant this as a bullying video."
It appears that Rosie O'Donnell also took down her tweet which is why it will not display properly above.
However if Melania thinks this video is gone forever, she really does not understand the internet.