Rosie O'Donnell sorry for retweeting 'insensitive' Barron Trump autism video

2nd Dec 16 | Entertainment News

Rosie O'Donnell has apologised to Donald Trump's wife Melania for suggesting her son may be autistic.

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The actress and TV personality retweeted a YouTube video which suggested the new president-elect's youngest son Barron, 10, has the mental condition that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

Melania blasted Rosie, a longtime rival of her husband's, for sharing the video and she had taken legal action to have the YouTube piece taken down - or she'll sue the person behind it.

Now A League of Their Own star O'Donnell, who has a child with special needs, has belatedly apologised to the future U.S. First Lady for her insensitive actions.

In a tweet on Thursday (01Dec16), Rosie wrote: "I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP - i was insensitive in my RT (retweet) - i am sorry for the pain i caused - it was not my intent - i am truly sorry."

Meanwhile, following Melania's legal threat, the YouTube video has been taken down and the person who posted it has also apologised.

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