Analysis of TMZ story
Melania Trump has hired a famous lawyer who is now threatening a lawsuit over a video suggesting her 10-year-old son, Barron, is autistic, and the letter calls out Rosie O’Donnell as a bully.
According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, the YouTube video falsely insinuates Barron is autistic. The letter, and our sources familiar with the situation, say Barron absolutely is not autistic.
However, TMZ has not reproduced the actual letter, thus we have to rely on TMZ’s interpretation of the letter, and to be honest, I have very little faith that the author of the article can be trusted to accurately interpret the letter.
I suspect that Melania really is mad about the video, she wants to protect Barron, and she did have a lawyer send a letter that would sound threatening to the recipient. But there is absolutely no legal thing they can do about it. The Trumps are now public figures with little right to privacy. Speculation about Barron is constitutionally protected free speech.
This is also bad strategy on the part of the Trumps, they should ignore stuff like this. Melania is only bringing more attention to the story, and the video will never disappear; the more she goes after it the more she will incentivize people to repost it and talk about it.