President Donald Trump is still facing questions about comments he directed toward Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, ahead of his visit to the United Kingdom.
In an interview with Piers Morgan for “Good Morning Britain,” the president maintained his stance that he never called the former Meghan Markle “nasty” — despite an audio recording clearly proving he did.
“And I said, ‘Wow, I didn’t know she was nasty,'” Trump said. “I wasn’t referring to, ‘She’s nasty,’ I said, ‘She was nasty about me.”
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Did Donald Trump really call the Duchess of Sussex 'nasty'?
He clarifies his comment and says 'I think she's doing very well'.
He adds Prince Harry was 'a terrific guy' and 'couldn't have been nicer'. pic.twitter.com/ARwcyheeiv
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019
But Trump never clarified his apparent intention of solely characterizing Meghan’s remarks as “nasty” in the initial interview — all he said was that he “didn’t know she was nasty” when asked about her past criticisms of him.
“And when you see that transcript, and you see it’s the exact opposite of what they said,” Trump claimed in the new interview.
But as Morgan attempted to guide Trump out of the hole he dug for himself with a generous interpretation of the quote, Trump pushed back and continued to attack the media for reporting on his remarks.
“I could see it was ambiguous,” Morgan said when Trump asked if he had reviewed the transcript of the initial interview.
“No, no, no,” Trump fired back. “I don’t think it was ambiguous.”
As for how the remarks may have impacted his interactions with the British royal family during his ongoing visit to the United Kingdom, Trump denied any awkward moments between him and Prince Harry, Meghan’s husband.
“Just the opposite. In fact, he spent a lot of time talking to Ivanka and talking to my family,” Trump said of the Duke of Sussex. “I went up, he couldn’t have been nicer.”