Comedian Rosie O’Donnell has recently been criticized for a tweet she posted earlier this week regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s son, Barron.

Rosie’s tweet wondered if Barron, 10, had autism. “Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic, O’Donnell said. Along with the message was a YouTube video by user James Hunter on the matter, titled “Is Barron Trump Austistic? #StopTheBullying.”

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Rosie, whose daughter has from autism, posted a heartfelt message about her speculation on her website on Saturday.

Her entire post reads:

here is how it went down –
my 3.5 yr old daughter dakota
was diagnosed in september
with HFA – high functioning autism

i have been immersed in that world/reality since
learning – reading – asking questions
it’s all autism – all the time
for the newly diagnosed

as we try to grab onto
anything to keep us standing
the knowledge we r not alone
there r others living this too

when i saw the anti bullying video
that mentioned barron
it spoke to the symptoms many ASD kids have
it was educational and informational

these symptoms so many do not understand
– i thought – how amazing IF
it is true

IF it is true – i tweeted from my heart
it would help so much with the autism epidemic

1 in 55 kids is an epidemic
donald and i agree on that
and not much else
i feel he is a clear and present danger

but this autism subject –
had nothing to do with donald
though i admit
he does trigger me in all ways –

i have no ill will for his children –
or any children –
and if u knew anything about me –
u would know that

donald does not have the power
to change the facts
to re write history
so speak true – stand tall


for those who felt me a horror
what can i say
humans we
try r very best and fail often

peace out
as we try to save democracy

from this madman
who thinks OUR country is his

RELATED: Rosie O’Donnell’s latest anti-Trump tweet storm begs for someone to overturn his election

O’Donnell’s message comes days after fans were furious about her tweet and thoughts on Barron.

Melissa Gotleib is a content editor at Rare.
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