Donald Trump denies branding Meghan Markle nasty: 'I said she was nasty about me'
President Donald Trump has finally opened up on his comment that the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is "nasty" during an interview with Piers Morgan. Even though he was of the opinion that she was rude to him, he admitted that he thinks she is doing a good job as a British royal.
Parts of his interview with the 'Good Morning Britain' host shows Trump explaining why he had branded Meghan Markle "nasty" and also opened up about what he thinks of Prince Harry.
He was asked straight up whether he though Meghan was "nasty" or not, to which he responded, "They said some of the things that she said and it’s actually on tape. And I said: 'Well, I didn’t know she was nasty'. I wasn't referring to she's nasty. I said she was nasty about me. And essentially I didn't know she was nasty about me."
"You know what? She's doing a good job, I hope she enjoys her life... I think she's very nice," he added. Last weekend, Trump had said that he did not realize that Meghan was "nasty" after learning that she had openly criticized him ahead of his 2016 election. When told of the comments made by the Duchess of Sussex, Trump said that he was unaware of the comments that Meghan had made. "I didn't know that. What can I say? I didn't know that she was nasty," he shared.
Trump also revealed that he had planned to bring up the incident with Meghan's husband Prince Harry when the two had met on Monday, June 3, at Buckingham Palace. "I congratulated him and I think he's a terrific guy. The Royal Family is really nice," he said of Prince Harry. "We didn’t talk about it. I was going to because it was so falsely put out there," he revealed.
Recent rumors suggested that Prince Harry had kept a safe distance from the POTUS which Trump vehemently denied. He said, "No, no, no! Just the opposite. In fact, he spent a lot of time talking to Ivanka and talking to my family. I went up — he couldn’t have been nicer. Couldn't have been nicer." Trump also revealed that he also congratulated Harry who had recently welcomed his first child with Meghan Markle.
On Sunday, before heading to the UK, Trump shared with reporters at the White House that he had no reason to justify or clarify what he had said about Meghan and said, "I made no bad comment." However, there was no bad blood between the POTUS and the Royal Family. Trump's UK state visit was a mix of political and ceremonial engagements.