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Rosie O’Donnell has been under fire recently for retweeting a YouTube video that suggests 10-year-old Barron Trump might have autism, and she has now formally apologized for it.


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“I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP – i was insensitive in my RT,” Rosie, whose Twitter is now private, tweeted on Thursday. “I am sorry for the pain i caused – it was not my intent – i am truly sorry.”

Melania Trump came to her son’s defense shortly after the video went viral by hiring lawyer Charles Harder, who wrote a letter to the video’s creator demanding that he remove it from the site and apologize. Harder also called out O’Donnell for sharing the video, calling her a bully.

The YouTuber who put the video up has since taken it down and has issued his own apology to the future first family.

After days of criticism, Rosie O’Donnell finally apologized to Melania Trump AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
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Carlin Becker is an Associate Content Editor at Rare. Follow her on Twitter @_carlbeck.
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