When asked by The Sun about Meghan’s past criticism —calling him “divisive” and “misogynistic” during the 2016 presidential election — prior to his U.K. state visit, the president responded that he “didn’t know that she was nasty,” as IJR Red previously reported.
During the same interview, the president said he’s “sure she will do excellently” at her new role in the Royal Family.
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However, Trump is still receiving pushback after he claimed that he didn’t directly call Meghan “nasty,” as IJR Blue pointed out.
When asked by “Good Morning Britain’s” Piers Morgan about his comment, Trump stood firm on it, saying “no” he doesn’t believe the Dutchess of Sussex is “nasty.”
“And I said, ‘Wow, I didn’t know she was nasty,’” he clarified. “I wasn’t referring to, ‘She’s nasty,’ I said, ‘She was nasty about me.'”
Trump went on to say Meghan is “doing a good job” in her new role.
“I think she’s very nice,” he added.
As IJR Blue also reported on, the president did, however, take aim at the media for their take on his comments while saying his comments weren’t “ambiguous.”
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President Trump says the Duchess of Sussex is “very nice” and “doing a good job” as he tries to clarify his “nasty” comment. He also adds that the Duke of Sussex is a “terrific guy” and “couldn’t have been nicer”. pic.twitter.com/4diX6UvnGS
— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) June 5, 2019
Trump also acknowledged that the Royal Family is “really nice” and Prince Harry, Meghan’s husband, “couldn’t have been nicer” during his trip.
Whether or not the president directly meant to call Meghan “nasty,” Trump wasn’t expected to meet with the Duchess of Sussex as she is still on maternity leave.