Over the Thanksgiving holiday, actress Rosie O'Donnell took to her Twitter account and questioned whether or not 10-year-old Barron Trump has autism. The youngest son of Donald Trump has raised questions in recent weeks, but after O'Donnell publicly wondered herself, backlash quickly followed.

Rosie responds

"Barron Trump Autistic?" Rosie O'Donnell tweeted earlier in the week. The former co-host of "The Views" said that if Barron was autistic, it could be an "amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic." O'Donnell curiosity stems from her three-year-old daughter Dakota, who was diagnosed with autism back in September.

O'Donnell made note on her Twitter account that parents of autistic kids can often spot signs of the condition that others usually don't notice. In response, right-wing backlash followed, as Donald Trump supporters quickly attacked the actress, referring to her a "vile bully" and "fat pig" on social media. As pointed out by Variety on November 27, O'Donnell responded to critics in her own unique way.

On her own website, Rosie.com, Rosie O'Donnell posted a poem detailing what was behind her original post about Barron Trump.

"Here is how it went down. My 3.5 yr old daughter Dakota was diagnosed in September with HFA – high functioning autism," she wrote, before describing herself as "immersed" the world of autism.

Rosie O'Donnell goes on to explain that she has spent time "learning, reading, asking questions" in an attempt to better understand what it is like to go through life with autism.

Continuing, she explains that when she first saw the video that she attached to her original tweet, she simply "tweeted from my heart" with the hope that "it would help so much with the autism epidemic."

Trump confrontation

Many critics of Rosie O'Donnell claim that she was only using Barron Trump as a way to attack Donald Trump.

The veteran actress has been vocal in her opposition to the former host of "The Apprentice," and their public feud has been well-documented going back years before Trump decided to run for president. As of press time, the president-elect has not commented on the incident, and it's unknown if he is planning to do so.

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