President Trump Denies Meghan Markle ‘Nasty’ Comment Despite Recording
By Abby Vesoulis
Amid a growing online outcry, President Donald Trump responded to claims he called Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, “nasty” by tweeting that it was “made up by the Fake News Media” on Sunday.
His remarks came after an interview with the President was published by British newspaper The Sun on Saturday. Reporters from the publication asked Trump if he was disappointed he wouldn’t see Markle — who is currently on maternity leave after having her first child in May — on his state visit to the United Kingdom. The reporters informed him that Markle “wasn’t so nice to” Trump during the 2016 campaign, and that she said she would have moved to Canada if Trump was elected.
Trump was apparently surprised at Markle’s remarks. “I didn’t know that, no,” he said. “So, what can I say? No, I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
An official Twitter account for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign had tweeted the audio to the interview on Saturday, asserting the audio proved Trump did not call Markle “nasty.”
“Fake News CNN is at it again, falsely claiming President Trump called Meghan Markle ‘nasty,’” the account said. Though the audio it posted clearly included Trump’s “I didn’t know that she was nasty” comment.