Trump says he’s ‘not a fan’ of Meghan Markle after her Biden endorsement
'I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s gonna need it,' the thrice-married president added.
President Donald Trump responded to a video on which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle addressed the need to vote in the 2020 election this November.
The couple effectively endorsed Joe Biden by encouraging Americans to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” several of the earmarks of the Trump campaign.
“I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump told reporters during the Q&A portion of Wednesday’s 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,” the thrice-married president added.
The slight was Trump’s reaction to a video that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex participated in as alumni of Time magazine’s TIME 100 list, which recognizes the achievements of notable people throughout the year.
The first half of the video addressed the need for more compassion in how people interact with each other online.
“It’s time to not only reflect, but act,” Prince Harry said.
“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,” Markle said. “When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.”
The Mountbatten-Windsors, who were wed in 2018, moved to Markle’s hometown of Los Angeles this year after stepping down from their official duties as members of England’s royal family.
In the video, Harry noted that as a royal, he had never voted in a United Kingdom election and would not be voting in this year’s U.S. election.
Last summer, Trump referred to Markle as “nasty” after she criticized him as “divisive” and “misogynistic” during the 2016 presidential campaign.
During the president’s visit to the U.K., Prince Harry did attend the Buckingham Palace lunch hosted in his honor by the Queen. However, he appeared to avoid being photographed with the president, instead opting to spend time chatting with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.
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