President Donald Trump has been in the U.K. for a couple of days, and after seemingly nodding off during a speech by Queen Elizabeth, meeting with soon-to-be-former PM Theresa May, talking smack about London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, and hate-tweeting Bette Midler in the middle of the night, not to mention insisting that all the protesters out there are actually supporters, he found time to meet with his buddy, Piers Morgan, for an interview.
Naturally, Piers asked about Duchess Meghan and Trump’s comments about Prince Harry‘s wife being “nasty.” Trump basically said it was all taken out of context, though in typical Trump fashion he called it phony and “fake news.”
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: President Trump sets the record straight on Meghan Markle: ‘It’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t.’ 👉 https://t.co/CQyRcgjw81@piersmorgan | #GMBTrump pic.twitter.com/3vFXXRHSF2
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019
Huh. In all honesty, he actually doesn’t say a bad thing about Meghan, clarifying that it wasn’t Meghan he was calling “nasty” but, rather, her statement.
Trump did tell Morgan that he wanted to chat with Harry about it when they met on Monday at Buckingham Palace but didn’t have the opportunity.
“We didn’t talk about it,” Trump told Morgan. “I was going to because it was so falsely put out there.”
Trump did, however, congratulate Harry on his new baby, called the prince “a terrific guy,” said that wife Meghan is “nice,” and “doing a good job,” and added that he hopes “she enjoys her life.” Really, it could’ve been much, much worse.
The nastiness talk began on the weekend, prior to him heading across the pond. Trump was blindsided by the news that Meghan had once referred to Trump as “divisive” and “misogynistic” and considered moving to Canada if he won the election.
He replied to The Sun, who informed him of her words, “I didn’t know that. No, I didn’t know that she was nasty.” Trump denied the report, despite the whole exchange being caught on tape, and later told White House reporters there was no need for him to clarify the “nasty” Meghan comments because he “made no bad comment.”