Trump denies calling Meghan Markle 'nasty' in spite of recording

Saul Bowman
June 4, 2019

He did it to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election campaign (and since), which led Markle, at the time, to label Trump "divisive" and "misogynistic". "No, I didn't know that she was nasty".

'What can I say?

In response, Mr Trump is heard saying: "I didn't know that".

US President Donald Trump has denied he called the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle "nasty" while running for president and blamed the news media for making up the whole episode.

Trump: "I never called Meghan Markle 'nasty.' Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!" - tweet today.

In the interview with The Sun, Trump offered his support to Boris Johnson to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, whose reign has come to an end amid continued Brexit turmoil.

The newspaper has posted an audio recording of the president's interview including the "nasty" comment on its website.

But in Britain, Trump's remarks ahead of the trip also echoed concerns voiced in the lead-up to Meghan's wedding with Harry: that her past political activism may make things awkward for the royal family, which is not supposed to voice public political views.

"I did not know that, no".

'It is nice, and I am sure she will do excellently.

Other rumors say Meghan even made Kate Middleton cry once and also that she is hard and treats the royal staff disrespectfully!

The Duchess of Sussex, however, will not participate in the events because she gave birth a few weeks ago to her first child, Archie.

She added that she hoped Meghan would become "less show business and more royal" as she settles into her new role. "Now that she's got a real platform, she talks about the same things she always did", she said.

The President arrives in the United Kingdom on Monday and will be there three days.

There will be a formal tea on Monday afternoon hosted by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla for Mr Trump and the first lady. "She's always been the girl wanting to move the needle".

Buckingham Palace is yet to respond to the president's comments.

The US leader and his family will meet the Queen for a state banquet in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace.

"An official Trump campaign Twitter account had rather bizarrely called attention to the "nasty" comment on Saturday by linking to a video of the interview and suggesting the president had not used the word; it urged people to 'Listen for yourself!'" AFP reports.

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