President Donald Trump spoke out on Wednesday to blast Meghan Markle, saying that he’s “not a fan” of her after she made a video with her husband Prince Harry urging Americans to vote.
“I’m not a fan of hers… and she probably has heard that,” Trump said of Meghan. “I wish a lot of luck to Harry ’cause he’s gonna need it.”
"I wish a lot of luck to Harry, 'cause he's gonna need it" — Trump disses Meghan Markle pic.twitter.com/iaJ00T9STw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 23, 2020
This is not the first time that Trump has publicly slammed Meghan. Entertainment Tonight reported that in 2019, he called her “nasty” after a 2016 video surfaced in which she described him as “divisive” and “misogynistic.”
“She was nasty to me, and that’s OK for her to be nasty,. It’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t,” Trump said. “You know what? She’s doing a good job, I hope she enjoys her life… I think she’s very nice.”
Trump described Harry at the time as a “terrific guy.”
“He spent a lot of time talking to [my daughter] Ivanka and talking to my family,” Trump said. “He couldn’t have been nicer… I think he’s great.”
This came three years after Meghan attacked Trump in an interview prior to her marriage to Prince Harry.
“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,” Meghan said in the 2016 interview. “You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”
Trump’s latest comments come after Harry and Meghan took part in a video about the importance of voting.
“We’re just six weeks out from Election Day, and today is National Voter Registration Day. Every four years, we are told the same thing, that ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime,'” Meghan said. “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.”
“As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” Harry said, with his wife adding, “So as we work to re-imagine the world around us, let’s challenge ourselves to build communities of compassion.”