They say that in politics you leave the president’s young kids alone, but that didn’t stop entertainer Rosie O’Donnell from going after her nemesis Donald Trump’s 10-year-old kid on Twitter.
Trump and O’Donnell have had bad blood for years.
CNN reports that during the campaign, O’Donnell, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told people on Twitter to go after Trump
Declaring her support for Clinton, O’Donnell tweeted, “HE WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT” and then later called on people to “shame the Donald.”
The base bitterness of their feud was on full display when O’Donnell came up during one of the presidential debates in a question by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly:
Now, O’Donnell is calling into question Barron Trump’s behavior on election night.
The shy young man was as fidgety as you’d expect a kid of that age up until 3 a.m. might be:
But O’Donnell posted a video and asked whether the youngest Trump son suffered from autism:
Her tweet said:
“Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”
The tweet capitalized the word autism to call attention to it and used the YouTube handle to widen the audience on Twitter. The video itself also contains the ironic hashtag “#StopTheBullying.”
The whole thing went over about as well as Trump calling O’Donnell a “fat pig,” with many making the point that Rosie took things way too far this time:
she's so tacky, children are off limits Rosie you fat pig
— Kela Stein (@Summersethomes) November 23, 2016
KIDS are OFF LIMITS. We all respected this w obamas girls, even though I dislike BO I don't tweet about his girls @suchaluckygirI
— Wink-n-Smile (@crazymamaa) November 23, 2016
And “Donald Brexit” said Barron handled himself better than his dad’s opponent:
O’Donnell has attended fundraisers for autism and says she was just trying to help because she “cares”:
– chris – moms of special needs kids – WE show up for each other – care n concern were raised – not bullshit #AUTISM
— ROSIE (@Rosie) November 22, 2016
And people weren’t buying it when she tried a ‘hey, it wasn’t me’ argument in an attempt to clarify her stance:
i didn't make the video – i watched it – and found it compelling @Lollardfish
— ROSIE (@Rosie) November 23, 2016
True, but should we be outing the kid as autistic if they aren't talking about it? I thought we kept presidential kids off limits.
— Becca (@beccarebec) November 22, 2016
“Deplorable Joe” had an idea of what she could be raising awareness for instead:
rosie, how about raising awareness for obesity instead !
— Deplorable Joe (@darkshire_) November 22, 2016
The Twitter doctors showed up:
— ScottsdaleGolferGal (@AZ_GolferGal) November 22, 2016
Some mentioned her previous medical-themed attacks:
Rosie made fun of women with cancer-& now mocking autism-what a disgusting beast
— Col. Ben Bannister (@ColBannister) November 23, 2016
But “Sheila Munoz 40” thought Rosie was just heaping more wood on their fiery feud:
Trump had no problem publicly making fun of a reporter's disability. Rosie's fighting fire with fire, I guess.
— SheilaMunoz40 (@SheilaMunoz4010) November 23, 2016
“Justin Rod” saw it for what it was:
The Trumps have never mentioned if their son has any physical maladies.