NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Comedian Rosie O'Donnell is being slammed on social media for suggesting that President-elect Donald Trump's 10-year-old son, Barron, may be autistic.
"Barron Trump Autistic?" she asked. "[I]f so, what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic," the tweet read.
The tweet included a link to a movie on YouTube about the youngest Trump child that speculates he appears to show signs of having the developmental disorder.
O'Donnell has five children, including daughter Chelsea, who O'Donnell has said suffers from a mental disorder.
They're going after a 10 year old. That's what trash exists on the left. pic.twitter.com/mx7XNnjVDQ— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) November 23, 2016
In a follow-up tweet, O'Donnell wrote that there was no shame in autism.
not my movie clip - lots of us - who raise autistic children notice things many would miss... somethings felt familiar #NOshameAUTISM— Rosie (@Rosie) November 23, 2016
O'Donnell is being criticized for possibly "outing" a child and not leaving it up to his parents to decide whether to make it public if the speculation is even true.
"sadiegirl @dogmom27 Nov 22 @Rosie but why call it out? If true they should disclose if they want"