Melania Trump attorney threatens lawsuit over Barron autism video made popular by Rosie O'Donnell
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The wife of President-elect Donald Trump has retained a lawyer who is threatening a lawsuit against the creator of a YouTube video suggesting that her son has autism, reports TMZ.


According to the website, attorney Charles J. Harder is asking that the video, posted by James Hunter, be taken down and that Hunter issue an apology. In a letter from the attorney obtained by TMZ, Harder said that the video implies the 10-year old is autistic which the family insists is false.

The video was posted days after the election and suggests that the youngest Trump might be autistic based upon video clips of his actions.

Comedian Rosie O'Donnell came under attack after tweeting about the video, writing: “Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”

The letter notes that Harder isn't threatening to sue O'Donnell, but warns Hunter the video -- which has been viewed over 3 million times -- must be removed or the family will take further action.