Donald Trump's latest visit to the UK is off to a flying start. While Meghan Markle is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her and Prince Harry's first child, baby Archie Harrison, it was announced she would not be meeting the US president during his upcoming state trip.
During an interview with The Sun at the Oval Office, Trump learned of Markle’s past, less-than-favourable comments about him, including when she called him “misogynistic” and “divisive” during the 2016 election.
“I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty,” Trump said, before adding that he believed she would make a “very good” American princess. “It is nice, and I am sure she will do excellently,” he said. “She will be very good. I hope she does [succeed].”
During a 2016 interview on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the now Duchess of Sussex confirmed she was a strong Hillary Clinton supporter and was vocal about her dislike for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“It’s really the moment I go; we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada,” she said. “Yes, of course, Trump is divisive, think about female voters alone, right? I think it was in 2012 the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points; that is a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is, and so vocal about it, that is a huge chunk of it.”
Trump's three-day visit to the UK will kick off with a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace as well as meetings with Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth.
“I have met Charles before. I like Charles. I think that’s very good,” he said. “We will be talking. I can say we have among the cleanest climate in the world right now. Our air and water are doing very well. We hope other countries can do so well. You know, it is a big atmosphere and frankly if one country is going to be bad and other countries going to be good, the country that is good gets penalized. Which is unfair.”
Trump will arrive in the UK on June 3.
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