Trump Labels Meghan Markle 'Nasty' Ahead Of His Visit To The UK
In the lead up to U.S President Donald Trump's visit to the UK, he gave a wide-ranging interview to British tabloid newspaper The Sun which included comments about the Duchess of Sussex.
He referred to the American-born princess as “nasty” over comments she made in 2016 threatening to move to Canada if Trump won the White House.
“I didn’t know that she was nasty,” he said of Meghan when read her prior criticism.
Speaking on 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' in 2016, Markle called Trump misogynistic and said his politics are divisive, saying she would move to Canada if he won the presidency.
"Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting," she said at the time, throwing her support behind Hillary Clinton.
“Yes, of course, Trump is divisive. Think about female voters alone, right?" Markle said.
Trump appeared to bury the hatchet soon after his initial comments to the paper and said, "I am sure she will go excellently [as a princess]. She will be very good."
Markle married Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, in 2018 and gave birth to their first child, Archie, in May.
Trump also revealed that he had no idea that he wouldn’t be meeting Meghan on his three-day state visit.
“I didn’t know that. I hope she is OK,” he said.
It is understood she will miss next week’s functions while on maternity with her three-week-old son.
The President then went on to weigh in on everything from outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit and to the contenders vying to replace her.
Trump previewed his meeting with Prince Charles in the UK, where talks of climate change are expected. Prince Charles is expected to challenge the President on his controversial decision to pull America out of the Paris climate change agreement last year.
He will be joined on his trip by First Lady Melania.