'Charles is going to do very well': Donald Trump praises new King's 'strong view on things'
Former president Donald Trump praised King Charles' style of working and said that he believes the new monarch will lead the United Kingdom quite well. Trump is of the opinion that the 73-year-old King has a "strong view on things" as well as "an agenda".
However, Trump believes Charles will not speak actively on political issues. While speaking to GB News, Trump said, "I think he’ll probably keep it where it’s politically a little bit, because he feels very strong about things and not everybody agrees with that, I think he’ll probably not discuss certain elements of what he believes 100 percent."
Trump explained that during his tenure as the president, he came to know Charles more. He said, “I know him very well, quite well. And I spent a lot of time when I was over there as president with him. And with his wife [who] was absolutely lovely, by the way, and we had a good time together,” adding, “And I, you know, so I'm a little prejudiced when I say it, but, you know, he had a strong view on things."
The 76-year-old former president said, "Probably difficult when you’re the king you want to have 100% of the people love you like the Queen did. The Queen had – everybody loved her, right? She didn’t have that kind of an agenda."
“And yet, you know, she was a very strong woman. I got to know her too. She was a very strong woman, a great woman. I think Charles is going to do very well. I think he's got a great way about him,” Trump added.
Trump also appreciated the UK's new Prime Minister Liz Truss, saying that he liked “some of the things she’s done”, adding that he had “cut taxes very substantially and we did much more business and she’s done that." Truss’ agenda includes cutting taxes.
In the past, Trump had expressed support for the Queen following Meghan Markle and Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Amidst racism and mistreatment accusations and mounting pressure on the monarchy, the former president sided with the Queen, saying, "I'm not a fan of hers [Meghan's]".
This came after rumor mills were abuzz with Meghan planning to launch her political career and making her way to the White House. While speaking to Fox News, Trump took the Queen's side and said, "I think that what she talks about the royal family and the Queen, and I happen to think, I know the Queen as you know, I met with the Queen and I think the Queen is a tremendous person and I am not a fan of Meghan."