Baron Trump Autism Rumor, will it soften Trump’s hatred of the disabled?

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Sputnik/Moscow: Outspoken comedian Rosie O’Donnell, who is no fan of President Donald Trump, previously came under fire for sharing a video speculating about whether or not Trump’s son with Melania, Barron, could be autistic.

First Lady Melania Trump’s son, Barron Trump, 13, has been sparking unfounded speculations that he “falls on the autism spectrum”.

In an article for the Santa Monica Observer, journalist Samuel Alioto described the currently 13-year-old son of US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump as “fidgety and socially awkward”, reported the International Business Times.

While acknowledging there’s been no proof to support that Barron Trump has any sort of health condition, the reporter is cited as saying that “evidence is mounting”, pointing to specific mannerisms, observing how Barron refuses to speak or shake hands, and emphasising the US president’s parental age – 60.

Alioto is reported as referencing a tweet and remarks during a campaign debate by Donald Trump about seeing a two-year-old become autistic after receiving vaccinations that some speculated was about Barron.

“It’s all over social media”, according to the journalist.

In an incident dating to 2016, actress Rossie O’Donnell had wondered if Barron Trump was autistic, as she shared a video posted by YouTube user James Hunter that featured footage of 10-year-old Barron “clapping erratically” at his father’s acceptance speech and campaign events.

“Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic”, she wrote in a tweet with a link to the video.

The controversial tweet, however, sparked the ire of Melania Trump.

The First Lady, who tries to shield Barron from the media spotlight, accused the actress of bullying her then 10-year-old son and threatened to sue O’Donnell, who by then had deleted her tweet.

The actress issued an apology, explaining her personal observations and the subsequent tweet had come after her own daughter was diagnosed with autism.

“I apologize to Melania Trump – I was insensitive in my RT – I am sorry for the pain I caused – it was not my intent – I am truly sorry”, O’Donnell tweeted.

​James Hunter, who later deleted the YouTube video he had posted, issued an apology, saying he himself was on the autism spectrum, and therefore made the clip in a bid to end the online bullying he was witnessing across social media.

“As someone who was diagnosed at age 5 and has gone through bullying myself, I would NEVER do something like that”, Hunter wrote in an update within the video’s description box.

“I made this because I truly believed Barron was on the spectrum, and I wanted people to stop bullying him over his ‘weird’ behavior and explain to them that it might actually be due to a condition”.

Speculations regarding Barron Trump along these lines started during Donald Trump’s election campaign.

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Later, President Trump shared his thoughts regarding the connection between vaccines and autism, feeding rumours that he was talking about his own son at that time.

“Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control. I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time”, said Trump said during a CNN Republican debate in 2015.

From the IB Times:

In an article he penned for the Santa Monica Observer, journalist Samuel Alioto described the 13-year-old as fidgety and socially awkward. He also observed how Barron refuses to speak or shake hands. This, according to Alioto, are obvious signs that the FLOTUS’ son may be autistic.

Studies have also shown that children who are born to much older parents are more likely to fall on the autism spectrum. The POTUS was already 60 years old when his youngest child was born.

In the past, President Trump has also shared his thoughts regarding the connection between vaccines and autism. Rumors swirled that the president was talking about his own son at that time.

“Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control. I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time,” he said.

Actress Rossie O’Donnell previously wondered if Barron is autistic. On Twitter, she said that the teenager’s diagnosis could bring attention to the autism epidemic.

When the FLOTUS saw O’Donnell’s controversial tweet, the first lady accused the actress of bullying her then 10-year-old son. She then threatened to sue O’Donnell.

and the Santa Monica Observer

“He’s fidgety, socially awkward, doesn’t speak or shake hands, wobbles when he walks and engages in repetitive behaviors. Evidence is mounting that Barron Trump is autistic.

Barron might be bullied by other boys for his autism, which is why the new First Lady wants to focus on bullying, especially on social media, as her cause. To avoid putting him in the limelight, Melania Trump will continue to live in Trump Tower with Barron until June 2017, and appears to dedicate all of her time to him. If Barron has special needs, it explains Melania’s otherwise baffling decision not to live in the White House as First Lady.

The fact that his father was 60 when he was born, is considered a marker for Autism–there is a connection between autism and paternal age. Barron’s father Donald Trump has tweeted about the alleged connection between vaccines and autism. Trump argued about the alleged vaccine connection with Dr. Ben Carson. During a primary debate, he said:

“Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control,” Trump said. “I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump-I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me.”

He added: “Just the other day, 2 years old, 2 and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.” Trump did not elaborate on whose child he was talking about.

The theory is that he was speaking of his own son, Barron. It’s all over social media. Otherwise, why did Trump even bring it up at a debate?

His parents choices have thrust Barron into the public spotlight, so now the issue must be addressed by his parents. If the story is verified, it would mean that Donald Trump did not tell the public a personal fact about his son that would have engendered public sympathy for him. He put his family’s privacy above political gain, which is certainly laudable. But now that there’s active speculation about Barron, it’s time to come forward.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. We walked to the store for food, I was pulled in a wagon (was young at the time and fit in a wagon). I remember the glazed donuts from A&P, things you can’t find anymore. Yes, delivered papers from 8 onward, worked unloading trucks while in highschool, and spent some time humping around Vietnam later.
    Now I pretend to work, plowing my own drive and blowing leaves, cleaning the pond, fake crap like that.
    Sometimes I consider getting a job at Home Depot just to feel useful
    Suggest all see the film “Dave” for a refreshing view on politics and work ethic.

  2. It appears to me. and I could be wrong, that Barron has been a sheltered child, prevented from having normal friends growing up. A child does not care about living in a gold tower. He cares about friends and friends only. Of course parents can try to provide direction, but when they choose elitist schools and do other actions which prevent normal child friendships the are totally wrong and will pay a large price later. Friends are all that matter to kids. I have friendships today with old friends from nearly 80 years ago. Perhaps friends are all that ever matter in life, not fake money or gold or wealth.

    • My Dad used to take my friends and I for a day at the beach. He took us to see a Lincoln-Mercury assembly plant. As a teenager I had a paper route delivering the Pasadena Star News. The route grew so large I had to return 3 or 4 times on Sunday to accommodate all the papers on my L-bar on my bike. I learned how to deal with people and how difficult it is to collect money owed. I rode to the local Safeway store with my Mother in a 1938 Chevy or walked 10 blocks myself and returned with groceries. How about it Mr. and Mrs Donald Trump? Do you do any similar activities with your kids? Hey, it is not all about dinero!

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