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The Guy Who Said Barron Trump Was Autistic Is Making Money Off Of It

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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The person who implied that Barron Trump has autism is now making money off his apology to Melania Trump and her family.

Barron Trump and his mother Melania Trump stand on stage after Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

James Hunter posted a video titled “Is Barron Trump Autistic? #StopTheBullying” on YouTube in early November where he listed several signs that Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son is autistic — including that he doesn’t clap properly, makes “strange movements in his seat,” and displays “antisocial behavior.”

After the first lady-elect threatened to sue and demanded an apology this week, Hunter made a new video apologizing for his previous one.

However, as TMZ pointed out, he is running advertisements before the video plays on YouTube — meaning he is making cash off the video that has been viewed almost 90,000 times.

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Hunter’s original video reached so many people because Rosie O’Donnell tweeted out a link to it.

“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 OK to bully him for it, because I know what it’s like to be bullied for being autistic,” he said. “But then Rosie O’Donnell shared it and it blew up.” (RELATED: Someone Alleged That Barron Trump Is Autistic. Now Melania Trump Is Firing Back.)

Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as his son Barron Trump and wife Melania Trump looks on during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“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.”