Comedian Rosie O’Donnell and President-elect Donald Trump have had a notably rocky relationship over the past decade or so. However, O’Donnall seems to be plumbing the depths of poor taste with her latest stunt.
On Tuesday, O’Donnell tweeted out a video which speculated that Trump’s 10-year old son with wife Melania is on the autism spectrum.
“Barron Trump Autistic?” O’Donnell tweeted. “[I]f so, what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”
(Editor’s Note: We’ve decided to provide an image of the tweet rather than an embed so as to not provide a direct link to the video in question.)
The responses to Rosie’s tweet ware swift and brutal:
— CatherineNichols_Art (@Catherine_CNA) November 22, 2016
— Tedswater (@teddswater) November 22, 2016
O’Donnell would later defend her tweet, saying that there’s “no shame at all” in having autism:
— Rosie (@Rosie) November 22, 2016
You’re right Rosie, there’s no shame in having autism. There’s plenty of shame in speculating about a 10-year old boy who didn’t ask to be in the spotlight.
O’Donnell was criticized in earlier this year when she joked that she’d rather have “autistic triplets” than her hard-to-manage teenagers.