Donald Trump’s mother, Meghan Markle, says she is convinced her son has autism.
The 65-year-old actress was questioned by police after her son Donald Jr., 22, was photographed at a Donald Trump golf course in New Jersey with his mother, who had just returned from New York.
In an interview with ABC News, Markle said her son was not autistic but was suffering from parental alienation syndrome (MESA).
“I’ve never seen my son suffer that much, and I don’t think there is any evidence of it,” Markle told the network.
“My son was having some issues with his parents and was trying to find ways to keep them apart.”
“We are trying to get him to be happy,” Markles mother added.
Markle, who has five children with her husband, actor Mark Wahlberg, said she was unaware of any autism diagnosis until she was diagnosed with MESA when her son, now 16, was eight years old.
“I was not aware of it until after he was diagnosed, so I don�t believe he has autism,” Mark Levesque told ABC News.MESA is a psychiatric condition that is sometimes diagnosed as a mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder.
A mental health professional may refer the subject to a psychiatrist or psychologist.
“It has nothing to do with me being a child molester or having a sexual relationship with a minor,” MarkLevesque said.
“We do not have any issues with Donald or Meghan being a parent, we just don’t see it as being a positive thing.”
Markle’s son was reportedly caught on camera on Sunday at Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, with his mom and her boyfriend.
Trump is currently on a world tour, which includes stops in the United Kingdom and Israel.
His trip is scheduled to be completed on November 3.ABC News’ Steve Maraboli contributed to this report.