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Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 9:42 AM
Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 2:33 PM
A video that suggested Barron Trump, Donald Trump's youngest son, might have autism was removed from YouTube Tuesday after Melania Trump's lawyer threatened to sue the man that uploaded the video.
"The video regarding Barron Trump has been removed, and the person who posted it has retracted it and apologized for it at the same YouTube page," the lawyer, Charles J. Harder, said.
The seven-minute video, which was promoted on social media by Rosie O'Donnell, showed clips of Barron, 10, at events like the Republican National Convention and during Donald Trump's presidential acceptance speech on Nov. 8.
The video's creater, James Hunter, said since being pludged into the spotlight, Barron has exhibited behavior similar to those who have autism. Hunter's video showed Barron "moving erratically" while clapping, "making strange movements" while sitting, walking "wobbly" and expressing a "lack of social skills and understanding." Charts shown in the video said that at 60, the age Donald Trump had Barren, "the likelihood of autism (increasely) drastically."
"A video was posted at YouTube recently speculating that Barron might be autistic. He is not," Harder said. "The video includes the hashtag #StopTheBullying, but yet the video itself is bullying by making false statements and speculation about a 10-year-old boy for the purpose of harassing him and his parents."
In an apology, Hunter, who said he has autism, said he didn't mean any harm when he created the video.