President Trump sets the record straight about Meghan Markle
President Donald Trump has set the record straight regarding his comments about the Duchess of Sussex.
Donald Trump has addressed reports that he called Meghan Markle “nasty”, claiming his words were taken out of context.
The President had told the Sun newspaper that he “didn’t know she was nasty” after being informed by the reporter that the Duchess of Sussex had said she would move to Canada if he won the 2016 US elections.
Today, in an exclusive interview with Good Morning Britain, Trump told Piers Morgan that he had no intention of causing any offence, adding that he actually thinks Meghan is 'very nice'.
Trump explained: “The question was asked to me and I didn’t know that she said anything bad about me, it sounds like she did, and that’s okay - I mean hey, join the crowd right?
“They said some of the things that she said, and it’s actually on tape, and I said: ‘Well, I didn’t know she was nasty.’
"I wasn’t referring to SHE’S nasty - I said she was nasty about me, and essentially I didn’t know she was nasty about me.
“So I said, but you know what, she’s doing a good job, I hope she enjoys her life.”
Trump added: “I think she’s very nice. Honestly, I don’t know her. So I have to be honest, I don’t know her but it just shows you how terrible the news can be because if you read that - I’m sure you did, that was talking about nasty - she was nasty about me.”
The President is currently in London as part of a three-day state visit, during which he has met with Prime Minister Theresa May, and attended a state dinner at Buckingham Palace hosted by The Queen.
During his visit to Buckingham Palace, Trump met senior members of the Royal family including Prince Harry at a private lunch but claims they never spoke about Meghan, who is currently on maternity leave with their four-week-old son Archie.
“I congratulated him and I think he’s a terrific guy. The Royal Family is really nice,” Trump said of his meeting with the Duke of Sussex.
Asked whether they addressed the Meghan controversy, he added: “We didn’t talk about it."
He went on to say: "I was going to because it was so falsely put out there. And when you see that transcript and you see - it’s the exact opposite of what they said.”
Trump also put to bed reports that Prince Harry had avoided him on the day, claiming: “No, no no - just the opposite. In fact, he spent a lot of time talking to Ivanka and talking to my family.”
He added: “I went up - he couldn’t have been nicer. Couldn’t have been nicer.”