Donald Trump has insisted he never called Meghan Markle ‘nasty’ – despite a recording of the interview being published.
Meghan has been a vocal critic of the US President in the past and backed his political rival Hillary Clinton.
Before the 2016 presidential election the duchess suggested she would leave the US if the former reality TV star won.
In a recent interview with The Sun newspaper, Mr Trump claimed he was unaware of Meghan’s comments and said:
‘I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.’
But in a Twitter post on Sunday, the President denied making the comment.
He wrote: ‘I never called Meghan Markle “nasty”. Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!’
Trump also expressed ‘doubt’ that media organisations would ‘apologise’.
The Sun has posted an audio recording of the president’s interview with its political editor on the publication’s website.
In the interview, when asked about the duchess suggesting she would leave America for Canada if he was elected, Trump said: ‘A lot of people are moving here (to the US).’
Fake News CNN is at it again, falsely claiming President Trump called Meghan Markle “nasty.” Here is what he actually said. Listen for yourself! pic.twitter.com/kLuPXBLMhf
— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) June 1, 2019
Trump said Meghan will make ‘a very good’ American princess, and said of her joining the royal family: ‘It is nice, and I am sure she will do excellently.
‘She will be very good. I hope she does (succeed).’
An official Twitter account for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign retweeted the recording claiming it proved he did not call Meghan ‘nasty’.
Trump begins his state visit to the UK on Monday and will meet members of the Royal Family, including the Queen.
LA-born Meghan will not be present during the visit after giving birth to her son Archie almost four weeks ago.