After a YouTube video suggesting that 10-year-old Barron Trump might have autism went viral, Melania Trump came to her son’s defense, threatening to sue the video’s creator, and demanding that the video be removed and an apology issued. And it looks like she got what she wanted.
James Hunter, the YouTuber who created the video, has responded, saying that he “never meant to hurt” President-elect Trump’s family and that he “just wanted to bring light to the autism epidemic.” He also removed the video and has promised to apologize to the future first lady and son.
“TMZ just contacted me to tell me Melania Trump is threatening a lawsuit over this video,” he said. “I never ever meant this as a bullying video.”
Hunter himself was diagnosed with autism when he was 5 years old and claims he wants to stop people from bullying Barron for his “weird behavior.”
“I was just sending it privately to people who were bullying him to explain to them that Barron might be autistic, and that’s it isn’t okay to bully him for it, because I know what it’s like to be bullied for being autistic,” he told Gossip Cop. “But then Rosie O’Donnell shared it and it blew up.”