Thursday, November 24, 2016

Well Rosie O'Donnell might have just started another Twitter war with Donald Trump.

Courtesy of Raw Story:  

Comedian and voluble critic of President-elect Donald Trump Rosie O’Donnell kicked off a heated online controversy when she suggested on Twitter that Trump’s youngest son Barron might be autistic. 

On Tuesday, she wrote, “Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.” The tweet contained a link to a video exploring the idea that Barron Trump might be on the autism spectrum. 

Okay first off let me just say that the Autism spectrum is so broad these days that 1 in every 68 people are considered to be included in that diagnosis.

This means that you definitely know at least one person who if properly diagnosed would be identified as Autistic to some degree.

Having said that then yes it is quite possible that not only does Donald Trump's son possibly have Autistic attributes, but so might his father.

There are plenty of people who live quite productive lives who are included in the Autism spectrum.

However there is NO mental health professional who would presume to make a diagnosis simply by watching a video.

There are a number of tests given to the person and a comprehensive questionnaire provided to his caregivers and family members to help determine if they fit the requirements to be included in the Autism spectrum.

Is Barron Trump a strange kid?

Sure, but aren't ALL of Trump's children a little off?

What do we expect from children who are parented by that orange tinted asshole?

Does he have Autism? There is no way to positively identify that without a proper diagnosis from a trained mental health professional

What Rosie O'Donnell has done here is to poke at Donald Trump knowing full well that he is itching to go after her on Twitter. I doubt this is accidental.

I also think that it is probably working, and that if Trump does not respond soon it is only because his advisers have locked him out of this Twitter account or have his tiny hands tied behind his back. 


  1. Anonymous11:37 AM

    I literally cannot stand anyone who says "____ is bipolar" "____is schizo" "____is autistic.

    Granted, Rosie did not say this definitively. But she should not have commented. It is interesting that Trump made some pretty specific comments ABOUT autism though. And he is an older father of a kid.

    But please, to everyone here, DO NOT self-diagnose a stranger. Not Trump, not obama, not Palin, no one. WE KNOW IN ACTUALITY NONE OF THESE PEOPLE.

    1. Anonymous1:43 PM

      11:37 AM Speak for yourself, you don't know who any of us knows.

    2. Anonymous4:36 PM

      It's President Obama with a capital O to you, you odious troll.

    3. Anonymous5:28 AM

      It doesn't take a mental health professional to know that trump and palin are both narcissistic sociopaths.

  2. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Much has been online about Barron since the election, although I have read a couple things going back two years. I wish Rosie had stayed out of it. She generally means well and is encouraging, but given her history with Trump, she should have stayed silent on this--and I think she knows that. If it came out later that the Trumps acknowledged something, then she could possibly say something positive and have it be interpreted as just that, supportive.

    1. Anonymous12:29 PM

      I read Rosie's comment as a positive. It is something The Donald could emphasis in a positive way IF the kid is truly autistic.

      It's idiotic to keep the matter quiet when it comes to the Trumps. It makes them appear embarrassed by their child's problem - IF it is true. If it isn't, why doesn't Trump come out and say so. Problem solved!

      But, then Trump is showing us that he is NOT a problem solver! He loves all the print about him and his - be it positive or negative. He and Sarah Palin match perfectly in that regard!

    2. Anonymous1:15 PM

      Sarah was going to advocate for DS kids too. Fat chance either one of those narcissists ever helps anyone but themselves.

    3. Anonymous1:29 PM

      Alaskans have NEVER seen where Sarah Palin supported or reinforced her supposedly birthed kid w/DS.

      She's rarely ever seen with him (other than a very few photo ops!) and she assuredly has never financially supported the DS organization either in Alaska or the national group!

      As usual - Sarah has proven herself to be a fraud and liar! Plus, she is a horrible mother!

  3. Anonymous12:03 PM

    I found this on the web.

    “I can help so many young people and that’s when he really starts to
    understand that it’s a good thing, not a bad thing, but it’s a little
    scary for him because he think he is going to be taken away from his
    friends,” he said. “He has a very good school in New York where he has a
    lot of friends. But I tell him if this happens, Daddy will help people,
    and can help children like him, and that makes him happy.”

  4. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Donald and Melania Trump should be so ashamed of Donald.

    Their child looks to be autistic and that son of a bitch of a father had the nerve to act like and ridicule a special needs person during a rally to demean a journalist who is a special needs person.

    Can't have it both ways Trump's. If Donald and Melania hates it when people look or talk about Barron's autism then Melania needs to tell her husband to shut the f up and not belittle other special needs people.

    Why in hell he was picked to be president is beyond us.

    1. Anonymous1:16 PM

      Looks more and more like the PEOPLE wanted Clinton.

    2. Anonymous2:06 PM

      A good time to send a few bucks to the folks who want to audit the vote: they said they need $6-7M total and donations are slowing downl.

    3. Anonymous3:19 PM

      I thought I saw on the internet where they have already collected over two million dollars.

      Damn, but it would be neat to see Hillary Clinton take over the presidency with her popular vote so much higher than that of Trump!

      She'd do such a better job! And, of course, I voted for her!

  5. Anonymous12:29 PM

    If Rosie has based her presumption just on Baron's actions on election night, I think this is a mistake. It was way past his bedtime and it looks as if he was doing his best to stay awake.

    I like Rosie but this is perhaps something she should not have voiced an opinion on.

  6. Rosie is wrong. Leave the boy alone.

    I've seen the same videos and pics of him that everyone else has seen. The poor kids seems shy and overhwhelmed as any 10-yr-old would be.

    He lives on his own FLOOR -- not his own ROOM, his own FLOOR -- of the Trump Tower. Wears suits and ties. Has he ever been muddy? Seen grass or trees?


    1. Anonymous12:59 PM

      I, too, feel sorry for the 'rich' kid! Naming him "Barron" is beyond all meaning!! He'll never be able to live that name/title down!

      He lives on his 'own' floor of the penthouse? Probably has others selecting his clothes and dressing him every day. God forbid! NOT the way to bring up a child in my estimation even if you are wealthy! Who would want to walk in their shoes? Not me, that is for sure!

      Money/wealth is not everything and it doesn't always bring happiness! Yea, they can live high off the hog, but then what? Who are their true and long-lasting friends? Ask any of the Trump family members even though I doubt they'd be honest in their answers!

      Who would ever want the likes of a Donald Trump as your husband, father or friend? Not me!!! And, I don't want him as potus!

    2. Anonymous4:37 PM

      I agree, it really is none of Rosie's business.

      Barron is a minor and should be off limits, even though the republicans attacked or made fun of Amy,Chelsea, Sasha and Malia on a regular basis.

      I personally have not found anything about Barron having autism, other than opinions on the Internet, hardly legitimate.

      It could be he has a really crappy family life, maybe he is awkward because he never sees his father or mother for that matter.

      I have a feeling that having the donald as a father is hell, I don't think he is the type of person that would tolerate any type of disability in his family other than his own mental illness.

      However I don't feel it is up to the taxpayers to subsidize security for Melanomia and Barron in NYC. Trump keeps telling us he is a billionaire, let him pay for it.

      I am sure there are good schools in the DC area and he should have thought about his son before deciding to make a mockery of democracy and run for office.

    3. Anonymous4:57 PM

      12:59 I too think that obscene wealth is horryfing and I feel so bad for that poor child in his golden cage.

  7. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Fuc_ you! You are working other countries and diplomats for personal gain.

    I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!
    6 hours ago - Twitter

    1. Anonymous4:41 PM

      Like Ford, that was never moving in the first place?

      Until the CEO's stop putting their profit and bonuses over the American worker, nothing will change.

      The president can't make them stay in the USA, even with all the tax breaks, it is not enough for those greedy CEO's.

  8. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Is it an interesting piece of the bigger picture? Well, sure. Appropriate to speak of non-adult children.? No. Have to say for someone who stepped-up and took on several kids with such disorders, I'm mostly surprised here that Rosie referred to him as autistic, as if that speaks to the whole of him. Better to say one with autism.

    1. Anonymous1:24 PM

      12:42 PM It depends on how the 'correct' word (autistic or autism) is used in a sentence!

    2. Anonymous2:05 PM

      1:24 pm I hear you but am not so sure about that. Help me understand. Diagnostic training taught me otherwise regarding afflictions. But I'm open. Perhaps, this child is one who has exhibited what appears to be some autistic behaviors?

    3. Anonymous3:16 PM

      You used 'autistic' correctly, in your last sentence, 2:05 PM!

    4. Anonymous2:36 AM

      Oh, for christ's sake. Do you refuse to refer to a person as a brunette because "that's not the whole of them?" Geeze, get a grip on yourself.

  9. Anonymous12:52 PM

    12:42 PM You are forgetting to use the word correctly in the sentence structure! He IS or ISN'T autistic. It would be incorrect to say he IS or ISN'T autism.

    1. Anonymous2:09 PM

      12:52p Would you say he IS or ISN'T heart disease? Saying he is or isn't something denotes the entirety of his make-up, where I argue it is only part of him. But I hear you.

    2. Anonymous3:15 PM

      "Heart disease" is specific to one thing (although included in that description can be many things involving the heart problems!).

      So yes, I would say IS or ISN'T in your case.

      Autistic and autism are two different words describing autism - both to be used correctly in a specific sentence structure. Heart disease is all inclusive!

  10. Anonymous12:52 PM

    That would totally, totally explain Melania's need to walk him to school and pick him up, be with him most of every day. And the special difficulty of finding a school for him in DC. The Friends, where many [most?] presidential children have gone would probably welcome him, but security needs would be different too. Ok. This is a very sad thing. Unfortunately, this little boy does not have the kind of parents who will be fully engaged in helping him develop his fullest potential. Really very sad.

    1. Sidwell Friends might initially accept Barron Trump, but he would not be able to keep up. It's an academically challenging school that does not specialize in learning-disabled students.

      Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn's special-needs son Quinn Bradlee transferred from Sidwell to a more appropriate environment.

      There are plenty of good schools for LD kids here (one of my sons went through the whole LD/find a school thing). But certainly prestige-obsessed Donald would be horrified to have his son identified as special needs. Even his oldest son D Jr. talks about "racehorse genetics." He's still bragging that his mother was "an Olympian."

      Earth to Donald (all of 'em, any of 'em): Nobody named Ivana competed in the 1972 Winter Olympics. And the nation then named Czechoslovakia sent a grand total of ZERO athletes to Sapporo that year!

  11. Anonymous1:22 PM

    I know people should not guess at something like this. I will say I worked with many autistic kids in college and thereafter with special needs adults and kids. He definitely seems to have characteristics such as not liking being touched, has certain facial expressions and tics. If you watch him clapping, he never really claps his hands together, he doesn't look people in the face I am merely pointing out things I noticed. His father does also talk about it being dangerous to give children vaccinations in large doses as he says in videos, how he has seen a normal baby change overnight after vaccines. Plus, he fathered Barron when he was sixty and that highly increases the chances of autism in children. I am just mentioning these things because of my past experiences in school and work and the training I received at university. Rosie is correct in saying, if it is true, that Trump could really help other people or kids that are autistic. He could do that whether or not his son is. Trump is so self obsessed that everything is about what benefits him, not the people he is supposed to be representing.

    1. Anonymous2:17 PM

      How about some paragraphs!!! Please!!

    2. Anonymous3:10 PM

      Agreed, 2:17 PM. This particular person always writes like this - and, the information is normally interesting.

      It is quite difficult to read when all run together as it is!

  12. Anonymous1:29 PM

    If he's special needs, as much as it's not what defines him and of course family life should be vital and interesting like it is for all families, I stand by what I said on another thread about Trump being utterly selfish and he never should have sought the office of POTUS. To disturb his family life to such a degree with an autistic child is the epitome of his narcissistic selfishness. If, that is, Barron is autistic.

  13. Anonymous1:41 PM

    That was painful to watch. I feel for that kid, and for the bullying guy on the clip; he made my blood boil.

    I don't think it's any of our business if Barron is autistic. Much as I loathe Donald Trump, I think he has the right to protect the privacy of his son. He is not obligated to be a spokesman for autism.

    1. Anonymous2:29 PM

      At least you used the words 'autistic' and 'autism' correctly in your sentences, 1:41 PM.

      Thank you!

    2. Anonymous2:51 PM

      I think it's our business to know if the President has a child who isn't well. Beyond that, not our business, and I hate that that video is circulating.

    3. Anonymous3:08 PM

      Most Americans don't hide things like this. I know folks that have MS, Parkinsons and Lou Gehrig's disease and they are open about it. They, in particular, almost have to be - as it explains their physical disabilities.

      Remember how Trump publically imitated someone with a disability within the past year? That specific action of his did him IN as far as I was concerned!

      It reflected he had zero empathy for others with physical problems as well as the fact he truly is an arrogant jerk with ZERO qualities to be potus!

    4. Anonymous9:52 PM

      There's an irksome grammer and spelling nazi on this site. Grrr. STFU.

  14. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Bed Bath & Beyond is selling a fainting couch for about $130 for all you for which a chic strand of pearls to clutch just isn't enough. If you order in the next ten minutes they might throw in some smelling salts free.

    Nothing is off-limits anymore. All the bloviating bilge pumps on Fox News have proven that. Get used to the new normal.

    1. Anonymous8:11 PM

      I will NOT get used to it or normalize it. It's all wrong, and you KNOw it!

      Grow some hair on your balls.

  15. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Awhile back, one of Rosie's girls went missing , and od'ed on drugs, later to be found safe and in a friend's car, an orange cotton candy haired hate machine took the snidely whiplash approach, intimating she ran away from two dykes and is now in the sex trade business and any "normal" child would do the same.
    Sorry, but Barron's mental illness shouldn't be the topic of social media, but considering the history between cotton candy hair and Rosie O,Donnel, I'd believe Rosie on her word. She's been open about her own mental issues, never saw her make fun of a handicapped reporter, never heard her throw shade on the parents of a war hero, etc etc

    1. Anonymous2:27 PM

      I find Rosie O'Donnell much, much more believable than I do Donald Trump! She has always been open about herself and her life. And, she's a great comedian - have always enjoyed her sarcastic sense of humor!

      The Donald doesn't have a clue what humor actually is - he has none!

      Thank God we've had President Obama in place for two terms - his sense of humor is the absolute best and there is no way in Hell that Trump will measure up to his predecessor in any way!

      Least of all as to President Obama's brain power, the respect he's gained throughout our country and world, his terrific sense of humor and that easy and ready smile of his!

      Plus, he has an outstanding family! There has been no scandal when it comes to the Obamas and the Trumps are loaded with it - especially Donald! Don't forget there are nude photos of his wife accessible on the internet. That, in itself, is not worthy of a first lady!

  16. Anonymous2:03 PM

    Donald wanna make America Great Again? Tell the Secret Service you don't need their services

  17. Anonymous2:13 PM

    A masterful stroke by 'nasty woman' Rosie ... let the games begin!

  18. Anonymous2:17 PM

    I so wish Trump had to pay for his own protective service. He assuredly has the money to do so and is and will cost the taxpayer's more money than we've ever seen done for a potus.

    He is deplorable and will be an awful potus. He has zero ethics and will do anything to make himself richer and more important! (the latter two words won't happen - he's going to become the most hated and disparaged man in our country and on earth!)

  19. If true, perhaps Melania might consider autism, rather than bullying, as something she might want to take on as First Lady.

    Considering who she's married to, bullying is a bit hypocritical.

  20. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Thank you, Rosie.

  21. Anonymous4:17 PM

    I see nothing wrong with her comment,it comes off as caring and hoping for more attention to be paid to Autism.I would explain not wanting to change his structure of daily life.

  22. I have to say, after watching the video, it is a definite possibility that he is on the spectrum somewhere. It makes me feel that not interrupting his schedule and school is of the utmost importance. Therefore, I'm OK with Melania and Barron staying in NYC for the rest of the school year. Don't get me wrong, I HATE Trump and everything he stands for. His kids are snakes and I'm NOT a Melania fan, but if Barron is struggling or needs the structure that is so important to any child with any type of mental stress, than he needs to be a priority. I just hope that if he DOES have Autism, that they come forward and stop letting people assume other things about him.

  23. Anonymous7:38 PM

    As someone who has worked with kids who have disabilities, the first thing I thought when I saw Barron on stage with his orange anus father, was that there is something 'off' with that kid. Exactly what would have to be tested and diagnosed, as Gryph said.

    Does anyone think ole Don Adolph is gonna have his get tested for abnormalities? HELL no.

  24. Anonymous8:42 PM

    On the other hand-the kid is TEN. His dad is hated by oh, more than half of the country, he's up at 3 a.m. on election/hell night. Maybe he IS trying to stay awake. Trump has bragged about how he has nothing to do with kids until he can hire them, so maybe that's why Barron didn't want to be touched by him. Also, maybe he's a vicious bully at home, too. He's had to endure his mom's naked girl on girl pix all over the papers, and that had to be tough. In the chair pics, maybe he had to pee. He's ten. The odd walking thing may have been a ten year old kid entertaining himself by mocking his horrid dad. I hope he's not autistic. I have nothing against him, until he grows up and becomes as revolting as his older sibs. He's TEN.Always in a damn suit. Donald J. Trump is his father. Jesus Christ. Isn't that enough to explain a twitch or two?

  25. Anonymous8:59 PM

    He is a child. He did not pick his parents. Let him be.

    Please, no more posts on a vulnerable little one, no matter how vile the father.

    1. Anonymous9:47 PM

      Hope Donald advocates for these children if it is true that his child has autism. It's one thing to be born into a rich family and have your' needs taken care of but imagine being from a poor family.

    2. Agreed, 8:59. I am on the autism spectrum, and seeing the way this video is focusing on Barron and dissecting his behavior makes me cringe. He is ten years old! Leave him be and let him be a kid.

      I see nothing wrong with discussing Trump's beliefs on autism, but his young son needs to be left out of it. Whether Barron has autism is not a public concern.

  26. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Men and women over a certain age should not procreate. Jus sayin.

  27. WA Skeptic1:34 AM

    Leave the little one alone; he didn't ask to be dragged into this hell of politics. It is unseemly and cruel to denigrate him.

  28. Anonymous2:19 AM

    I don't think that the Trumps thoroughly thought about the implications of running and actually becoming the First Family. This would be a private issue regarding their son and what ever health issues that he or the family have. But when employed by the public, privacy is gone. A luxury unavailable. I hope all are receiving the health care that they need!

  29. Anonymous2:25 AM

    Is he attending military school too? at the same place as dad? He seems a little distant and tired looking, and bored with the whole spectacle.


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