President Donald Trump appeared on Piers Morgan’s Good Morning Britain Wednesday, and attempted to clarify his comment that Meghan Markle is “nasty.” Trump is in London on an official state visit and made the remark about Meghan, who is married to Prince Harry, shortly before his arrival.
When asked about the comment, which he made in response to the news that Meghan called him “divisive” in the lead up to the presidential election, Trump defended himself.
Trump said: “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.” SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . .nasty about me.)
Trump added: “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.”
But he then added: “You know what? She’s doing a good job, I hope she enjoys her life… I think she’s very nice.”
Trump added that reports that Harry gave him the cold shoulder were totally false. He also said he had intended to discuss the controversy with him, but did not raise it after Harry’s warm reception.
Trump said: “No, no, no, just the opposite. In fact, he spent a lot of time talking to Ivanka and talking to my family. I went up — he couldn’t have been nicer. Couldn’t have been nicer… I think he’s great.”