He found out that Meghan Markle had described him as “misogynistic” and joked that she might stay in Canada (she was filming ‘Suits’ in Toronto at the time) if he was elected.
On learning about her comments, Donald Trump said: “I didn’t know she was nasty.”
Shortly after making the comment he was quick to give praise to Meghan.
He went on to call her a “very good American princess” and shared his hopes that she would “succeed”.
His comments were made ahead of his first state visit to the UK on 3 June. He has previously visited the UK and had tea with the Queen but it wasn’t an official visit.
Meghan Markle won’t be meeting with the US President next week as she’s still on maternity leave having given birth to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6.
However, he didn’t realise that he wouldn’t be meeting Meghan during his trip. On learning the news he said he “hopes she’s OK” after giving birth.
Although the Duchess of Sussex is officially missing the President’s state visit because of her maternity leave, there has been speculation that it is, in fact, in a bid to avoid an awkward encounter.
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Meghan Markle was vocal over her support of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential campaign and described Trump as “divisive”.
Continuing to discuss his state visit, the President said he was looking forward to meeting the Queen.
He also mentioned that he’d be willing to discuss climate change and continued to defend his decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement.