Rosie O’Donnell offered a belated apology Thursday for contributing to the rumor that Donald and Melania Trump’s son, Barron, has autism.
The rumor took off rapidly after O’Donnell tweeted a link to a YouTube video titled “Is Barron Trump Autistic? #StopTheBullying.” Now Rosie has apologized for perpetuating the false rumor about Barron, TMZ reports.
“I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP – i was insensitive in my RT – i am sorry for the pain i caused – it was not my intent – i am truly sorry.”
The video, posted in early November, showed footage of the 10-year-old Trump accompanied by explanations of his “symptoms” of autism including “antisocial behavior,” the inability to sit still, and wobbling as he walks, among other things.