Meghan Markle says she's misinterpreted days after Trump shade: 'What I actually say, it’s not controversial'
Trump had hit back at her, interpreting her video plea to voters as an endorsement of Joe Biden
Meghan Markle spoke out about the criticism that she has been receiving which includes POTUS Donald Trump's diss as to how he is 'not a fan of hers'. The 39-year-old mother of one revealed that she is not paying attention to any of the haters who have been critical of her and her stance on various global issues which includes her thoughts on Trump, 74. Meghan firmly believes that criticism is based on 'interpretations' and not actual facts. While doing a video interview for Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit, Meghan opened up on the topics she is passionate about as well as the criticism that she has been receiving ever since she started to use her platform to speak out and encourage others to make changes via voting. She told Ellen McGirt, "If you look back at anything I’ve said, what ends up being inflammatory is people’s interpretation of it. But if you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial." It is not very clear whether she was referring to Trump's recent comments about her and her husband Prince Harry.
POTUS Donald Trump had made some comments during a press conference on September 23. At the time, he had said, "I’m not a fan of hers, and I would say this, and she probably has heard that. I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it." Trump had been asked about a video in which Prince Harry and Meghan are seen encouraging Americans to vote, with a reporter insinuating that the couple was "essentially encouraging people to vote for Joe Biden." In the video Meghan had said, "Every four years we are told the same thing that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter because you do and you deserve to be heard."
Despite the comments made by Trump, Meghan stood up for what she has said in the past and explained how it comes down to being "authentic". Meghan said, "The moment that you’re able to be liberated from all these other opinions of what you know to be true, then I think it’s very easy to live with truth and live with authenticity."
"That’s how I choose to move through the world," she added.
The Duchess of Sussex also spoke about life-changing issues that the United States and the rest of the world are currently facing including the COVID-19 pandemic. She said, "Everyone's mental and emotional well-being are perhaps more fragile than ever before, certainly with COVID and our dependability on devices right now in the absence of human interaction."
"People are going online more than ever before to feel community. When you look at what these platforms are capable of with that reach, and what that propels in terms of trolling…You can either train people to be cruel, or you can train people to be kind. It’s really that simple," Meghan added. She shared that people "are all going through a reset and we are all going through a moment of reckoning — and probably a reevaluation of what really matters. For me, it’s been amazing to spend time with my husband and watch our little one grow and that’s where our attention has been. In addition to, of course, how we can be a part of the change of energy that so many people are craving right now and whatever we can do to help in that capacity," she continued.
She concluded her speech by saying, "I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free."