Rosie O'Donnell clarifies her stance after she wondered if Barron Trump had autism

Rosie O'Donnell's Twitter became the topic of great debate this week after the famed comedian sent out a message about President-elect Donald Trump's son, Barron.

For many years, Rosie and Trump have been at each other's throats, and that has only intensified since Trump was elected president.

Rosie's tweet about Barron wondered aloud whether the young son of the president-elect had autism. Rosie has long been an advocate for autism awareness, and has a child with autism.

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"Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic," O'Donnell said to her followers.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Rosie O'Donnell attends the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
BENTONVILLE, AR - MAY 07: Rosie O'Donnell attends the 'League of their own' event at Arvest Park hosted by Geena Davis and Rosie O'Donnell at the Bentonville Film Festival on May 7, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Photo by Ernesto Di Stefano Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Kate Mulgrew and Rosie O'Donnell attend 'An Evening with Kate Mulgrew', a reading and Q & A about her memoir 'Born with Teeth' at the Vineyard Theatre on May 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Liz McCartney, Rosie O'Donnell and Sarah Uriarte Berry attend the 'Taboo:Ten Years Later' reunion concert at 54 Below on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Lena Hall, Rosie O'Donnell and Annaleigh Ashford pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theater on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Cyndi Lauper and Rosie O'Donnell attend 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
THE VIEW - Rosie O'Donnell returns to THE VIEW to a standing ovation, FRIDAY, FEB. 7 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. Never shy on opinions, the Emmy Award-winner joins the co-hosts for Hot Topics, shares how her life dramatically changed since leaving THE VIEW and makes a declaration that even she thought she would never say. The appearance marks the first time Rosie O'Donnell has returned to the talk show since moderating Season 10 (2006-2007). (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) BARBARA WALTERS, ROSIE O'DONNELL
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Porter as 'Lola', Eric Stonestreet and Andy Kelso as 'Charlie' pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theater on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Rosie O'Donnell at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
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Rosie's message was accompanied by a video that showed "evidence" that Barron may have the developmental disorder.

After publishing the message, Rosie was criticized by many of her followers for bringing undue attention to the boy, and his possible disorder.

When she clarified her position, Rosie reminded fans that she did not create the video she posted, and as a parent of an autistic child, she notices certain triggers.

"Not my movie clip – lots of us – who raise autistic children notice things many would miss... somethings felt familiar ."

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Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump, Melania Trump and Barron Trump (Photo by M. Tran/FilmMagic)
Melania Trump and baby Barron Trump at the Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
Hollywood, UNITED STATES: US billionaire Donald Trump (L), his wife Melania and their 10-month-old son Barron listen to speeches after he was honored with the 2,327th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA, 16 January 2007. AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood, UNITED STATES: US billionaire Donald Trump's 10-month-old son Barron walks with the help of his mother Melania after his father was honored with the 2,327th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA, 16 January 2007. AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and baby Barron Trump during The Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 16th Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 11: (L-R) Donald Trump, Melania Trump and their son Barron attend the 17th Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz March 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 11: Melania Trump and Barron Trump attend 17th Annual BUNNY HOP Hosted by the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center & Sponsored by Lily Pulitzer at FAO Schwarz on March 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by MATT CARASELLA/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
View of Barron Trump (son of Donald and Melania Trump) as he plays the drums during a Valentine's Day event, February 14, 2009. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 08: US Open 2008. Sunday. Mens Finals: Roger Federer defeats Andy Murray in straight sets. Donald Trump with wife Melania Trump-Trump and possible son Barron William Trump. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 31: Melania Knauss and Barron William Trump attend Hudson Cornelius Heinemann Celebrates His First Birthday at DOUBLES on October 31, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by A SCOTT/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Donald Trump, Milania Trump and Barron Trump attend 'The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life' book launch celebration at Trump Tower on October 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 09: Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump attend the 19th annual Bunny Hop hosted by the Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at FAO Schwarz on March 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 03: (L-R) Barron Trump and Melania Trump attend the 18th annual Bunny Hop to benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at FAO Schwartz on March 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 03: Barron Trump attends the 18th annual Bunny Hop to benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at FAO Schwartz on March 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Businessman Donald Trump and son Barron at the Trump Invitational Grand Prix at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, January 4, 2015. (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images)
Businessman Donald Trump, son Barron, and wife Melania at the Trump Invitational Grand Prix at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, January 4, 2015. (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images)
Businessman Donald Trump, son Barron, and wife Melania at the Trump Invitational Grand Prix at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, January 4, 2015. (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images)
Incoming U.S. first lady Melania Trump and son Barron attend the presidential inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump points out falling balloons to his wife Melania (L) and son Barron (2nd L) as he stands with running-mate Governor Mike Pence (R) at the end of the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
MSG: President-elect Donald Trump talks with his son Barron (C), his wife Melania (2nd R) and his daughter Ivanka (R) at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: 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. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: 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)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump celebrates with his son Barron and wife Melania, after his nomination speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: (L-R) Tiffany Trump, Barron Trump, Melania Trump and Donald Trump Jr. listen to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deliver his speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: (L-R) Barron Trump, Melania Trump and Donald Trump Jr. listen to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deliver his speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: (L-R) Tiffany Trump, Barron Trump and Melania Trump listen to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deliver his speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Lara Yunaska, Tiffany Trump and Barron Trump listen to Ivanka Trump speak during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Barron Trump (L) and Eric Trump arrive for inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
President Donald Trump's son Barron Trump attends the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP / MOLLY RILEY (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (2L) administers the oath of office to U.S. President Donald Trump (L) as his wife Melania Trump holds the Bible and son Barron Trump looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Incoming U.S. first lady Melania Trump and son Barron attend the presidential inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Donald Trump's son Barron is seen during the swearing-in ceremony for the 45th President of the USA in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Elect Donald Trump's children Barron Trump (L), Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump arrive on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Barron Trump is hugged by Tiffany Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
Donald Trump, his wife Melania (R) and their son Barron arrive at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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