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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump, left, arrives to speak at an election night rally with his son Barron and wife Melania, in New York. Breaking with tradition, Donald Trump will move into the White House after the inauguration while wife Melania and 10-year-old son Barron plan to remain in New York City until at least the end of the school year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The creator of a video claiming Barron Trump has autism apologized and will delete it


First Lady-elect Melania Trump threatened a YouTube user with a lawsuit after a video alleged her son Barron had autism, <em>Us Weekly</em> reports.

The YouTube user apologized in a comment on the video, saying he would publish a "full retraction and apology" and delete the YouTube video within 24 hours of his comment.

The video points to Barron's behavior at the Republican National Convention and at Trump's victory speech as evidence, saying his behavior fits many common symptoms of autism.

WATCH | Here's the full video, which will reportedly be deleted at some point Tuesday. James Hunter, who uploaded the video, commented: "I've been in contact with Melania Trump's lawyer. This video will be deleted in 24 hours and I will publish a full retraction and apology to Melania and Barron Trump."

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The background

The video garnered attention after comedian Rosie O'Donnell, who has a long history of conflict with Donald Trump, tweeted a link to it last week, saying, "Barron Trump Autistic? If so -- what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic." That tweet has since been deleted.

James Hunter, the YouTube user who uploaded the video, said he has autism and created the video because he wanted "people to stop bullying [Barron] over his 'weird' behavior."

Trump team's explanation

The video points to Barron yawning and grimacing during his father's victory speech and clapping somewhat unusually during his father's nomination at the Republican National Convention.

But Melania's legal team said both events happened late at night and are normal behavior for a 10-year-old, TMZ reports.

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