Trump's vicious take on Meghan Markle
US President Donald Trump has slammed the Duchess of Sussex for rallying behind Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump told reporters at a White House press briefing.
“And I would say this — and she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, because he’s gonna need it.”
Meghan, who was born in Los Angeles, married Harry in 2018 before receiving extreme amounts of backlash for the January #MegExit, in which the couple decided to step back from their royal duties to move to Canada, and then to the US.
The power duo effectively endorsed Joe Biden in a recent video clip filmed for Time magazine.
Harry said, “it’s time to not only reflect, but act.”
“This election I’m not going to be able to vote here in the US, but many of you may not know that I haven’t been able to vote in the UK my entire life. As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” Harry said.
Meghan was far more blunt, saying: “We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is voter registration day. Every four years, we’re told the same thing, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.”
“Your voice is a reminder that you matter,” she said. “Because you do and you deserve to be heard.”
British royals traditionally do not vote in their own county’s elections to demonstrate neutrality.
Trump has met with Queen Elizabeth II three times during his presidency, and often praises the monarch.
But this year, he took to Twitter to declare Prince Harry would not be getting taxpayer-funded security in the US.
“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom,” Trump tweeted in March. “It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the US will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”