June 03, 2019 05:23:35
President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that he never called Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, “nasty”, despite an audio recording of an interview showing he did.
- Mr Trump said the comment was ‘fake news’ and demanded an apology from media outlets
- The audio recording published by The Sun reveals Mr Trump said “she was nasty”
- The comments come ahead of Mr Trump’s state visit to the UK this week
The president was discussing Meghan in a recent interview with Britain’s The Sun newspaper in the run-up to his state visit to the UK on Monday.
“I never called Meghan Markle ‘nasty.’ Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!” Mr Trump tweeted.
Mr Trump, in fact, did use the word “nasty” to describe Meghan when asked about her comments about him during the 2016 campaign.
In audio of the interview posted on the newspaper’s website, Mr Trump discusses the upcoming state visit, his second meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and the Trump family members who are tagging along on the trip.
The reporter then asks about Meghan, who isn’t joining other royals to meet Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, due to the recent birth of her first child, Archie, in May.
Asked if he was sorry to miss out on meeting the American-born Meghan and told that she “wasn’t so nice about you” during the campaign, Mr Trump said: “I didn’t know that. No, I hope she’s OK. I did not know that.”
When told that Meghan once said she might move to Canada if Mr Trump was elected, Mr Trump responded: “No, I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
Meghan Markle supported Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, in 2016, calling Mr Trump “divisive” and “misogynistic”.
The former actor also said she might move to Canada.
She married Prince Harry in 2018 and moved to Britain.
In the Sun interview, Trump also spoke positively about Meghan when asked whether it was good for an American to be a member of the British royal family.
“I think it’s nice. I’m sure she will do excellently. She’ll be very good,” Mr Trump said.