Actress Rosie O'Donnell took to her offical Twitter account last week and asked whether or not Barron Trump, the son of Donald Trump and Melania Trump, was autistic. Following backlash from Trump supporters, the family is now threatening legal action.

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"Barron Trump Autistic?" Rosie O'Donnell tweeted, before adding "If so, what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic." O'Donnell's daughter was recently diagnosed with autism, and the former co-host of "The View" has made the condition a top priority ever since.

Despite O'Donnell claiming her tweet came from the heart out of genuine curiosity, the Trump family isn't buying her excuse. As reported by TMZ on November 28, Melania Trump is getting ready to file a potential lawsuit.

According to TMZ, via sources close to the situation, the future First Lady has hired legal representations to file a lawsuit against the person responsible for the video promoted in a tweet sent out by Rosie O'Donnell. In a letter obtained by TMZ, the Trump family denies that 10-year-old Barron Trump has autism, and are blaming O'Donnell for making matters worse by promoting a "YouTube video falsely insinuates Barron is autistic." O'Donnell took to her official website,, and explained in detail, through a poem, for why she made her original post, and detailed her struggle with her own daughter.

Melania Trump has been described as "outraged" and is "serious" about also going after the person responsible for putting together the aforementioned video. The video is titled "Is Barron Trump Autistic #StopTheBullying" on YouTube and has over 3 million views as of press time. The video, posted by user James Hunter, is still active on YouTube and it's unknown if it will be removed.

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This isn't the first time that the Trump family has threatened a lawsuit.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the president-elect threatened to take legal action against various news and media outlets, including The New York Times. In addition, the former host of "The Apprentice" said he was planning on filing a lawsuit against the 12 women who accused of him of sexual assault during the final month of the campaign, though no further action ever took place.

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