Friday, December 9, 2016

Never Challenge a Mama Bear

Jennifer Abele
Staff Writer

A YouTube video surfaced at the end of November showing young Barron Trump yawning, grimacing, and clapping during Donald Trump’s victory speech. YouTuber James Hunter shows the clips showing Barron Trump’s behavior, he states that these are common symptoms of Autism, and labels Barron as Autistic. Rosie O'Donnell then shared the video on Twitter stating “Barron Trump Autistic? If so- what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.” Melania threatened to sue the YouTuber responsible for the video for harassment and bullying. On Nov. 29 James Hunter made an apology video for Melania and Barron Trump stating that he  has Autism, and that it was completely false. Rosie O’Donnell also apologized on her website saying that she did not mean to unleash any hurtful messages, and that her daughter Dakota was diagnosed with high functioning Autism in September.
 Has anyone ever heard of the phrase “When there are two bear cubs alone, mama bear is not  too far behind”? That was not a good idea to diagnose ten-year-old Barron Trump’s behavior when he is fighting his body to stay up past 3:30 in the morning during his father’s acceptance speech after being elected as the 45th President. Imagine ten year old Barron trying to stay awake all night when the typical ten year old goes to sleep at 9 p.m.
 Everyone knows that Melania is overly protective, and most mothers are. It allows us to bond with our mother on a different level. While Donald Trump works at the White House, Melania will be staying in New York with Barron to continue school. I think that’s great because it’s difficult to adjust to a new school in the middle of the year. It’s not easy to adjust to a new school, but in the beginning of the year everything is fresh. I moved to New Hope in the beginning of freshman year, and I think that enabled me to adapt to my surroundings more quickly.
 The video was a horrible idea. It’s surprising that Rosie only got a shout out from Melania’s lawyer in the letter, but social media destroyed O’Donnel for them. Melania is used to making the decisions for Barron Trump to excel in school, and I believe it’s important for her to control that. The YouTuber clearly made a mistake, he removed the video, he apologized, and he will never forget this. It’s very interesting that Melania Trump has faced these false claims alone protecting Barron without Donald intervening since he has a tendency to lash out at the hint of any slight. It makes America notice the strong woman that Melania is.
  Rosie O'Donnell could have lived without posting that video along with her comment. Her longtime feud with Donald Trump clouded my personal perspective of her comment.  From my interpretation, I found it very cutthroat and sarcastic. It would have been better if she trashed the link to the video and just took the time to tweet out awareness for Autism instead without mentioning the Trump family. Remember, momma bear is not too far behind.

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