Courtesy of Raw Story: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
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.