James Hunter, the YouTube user who created a video suggesting that Barron Trump might be autistic, has promised to take the video down after Melania Trump threatened to sue.
Hunter said that he created the video in order to stop the bullying that the 10-year-old Barron was facing online and only wanted to raise awareness of the “autism epidemic.”
“I’m honestly kinda scared right now. The only reason I made the video is because I saw how much social media was bullying Barron Trump, and I wanted it to stop. I’d be really sad if I’ve made the situation worse, but I never could’ve imagined that the video would get so much press,” Hunter told Gossip Cop.
“I was just sending it privately to people who were bullying him to explain to them that Barron might be autistic, and that’s it isn’t okay to bully him for it, because I know what it’s like to be bullied for being autistic. But then Rosie O’Donnell shared it and it blew up. I myself am on the spectrum, and I honestly just wanted to bring light to the autism epidemic. I have a lot of respect for Melania Trump. I believe she’s a very smart and I’ll think she’ll be a great First Lady.”
He went on to say that if asked, he would take down the video.