Trump: Meghan hurt Queen and used Harry
Ex-president’s blast at ‘disrespectful’ duchess in astonishing interview
DONALD Trump has launched an astonishing barrage of criticism at Meghan Markle – accusing her of ‘disrespecting the Queen’ and ‘horribly’ manipulating Prince Harry.
In an interview to be aired on GB News tonight, the former US president claims the actions of both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in recent years have ‘hurt’ the monarch.
Speaking with former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, Mr Trump admits he has never been a ‘fan’ of Meghan, who he believes has used Prince Harry.
He said: ‘I’m not a fan of hers. I wasn’t from day one. I think Harry has been used horribly and I think some day he will regret it.
‘I think Harry’s been used and been used terribly. I think it’s ruined his relationship with his family, and it hurts the Queen.’
Speaking of the duchess, he added: ‘I think she’s been very disrespectful to the Queen, who’s such a great woman, such a great person, a historic person.
‘I think she’s very disrespectful to the Royal Family and most importantly to the Queen.’
He also said that Meghan was ‘very inappropriate’ when asked by Mr Farage about claims she used her royal title to meddle in US politics, by writing on the Sussexes’ headed paper to lobby Congress members on issues such as paternity leave.
‘She is trying to do things that I think are very inappropriate,’ he said.
Mr Trump also spoke of his fondness for the Queen, claiming he was raised to have respect for the Royal Family because his mother was from Scotland.
It is not the first time that Mr Trump has clashed with the Sussexes. Earlier this year, he said he would campaign for the White House in 2024 if Meghan was joining the race.
Mr Trump was commenting on rumours that the duchess was ‘meeting with Democrat operatives [and] she may want to run’.
He told Fox News: ‘I hope that happens because if that happened then I think I’d have an even stronger feeling towards running. I’m not a fan of hers.
‘I’ve met with the Queen and I think the Queen is a tremendous person and I’m not a fan of Meghan.’ Last year he again said he was ‘not a fan’ of Meghan and wished Harry ‘luck’, adding: ‘He’s going to need it.’
Those comments, which were made in September, came after the Sussexes were accused of interfering in the presidential election campaign won by Joe Biden.
In what was seen as a thinlyveiled swipe at Mr Trump, they urged voters to ‘reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’.
In 2019 Mr Trump called the duchess ‘nasty’ because of her past criticism of him.
The new interview, recorded in Florida on Monday, will also see Mr Trump speak on a range of subjects including the Capitol Hill riot in January and his impeachment trial for allegedly inciting it. The US Senate later acquitted him.
He will be asked about climate change and whether he will run for office again, having hinted early this year that he was ‘very seriously’ considering it.
The programme – Farage: The Trump Interview – will air tonight at 7pm on GB News, with the station promising that ‘nothing is off limits’.
A preview clip with dramatic music shows the duo sitting opposite each other in a grand room with a short quote from Mr Trump saying: ‘I think you’ll be happy in the future too.’
The friendship between Mr Farage and Mr Trump goes back several years. Mr Farage has said the men have much in common because ‘Trump and I have probably been the most reviled people by the liberal media in the world’.
The pair have appeared together on stage before with the former Ukip leader speaking at an election rally in Phoenix, Arizona, last
October – where Mr Trump hailed Mr Farage as the ‘king of Europe’.
They also held talks in November 2016 which saw Mr Farage become the first UK politician to meet the US president following his election victory.
Mr Farage promoted the interview on his Twitter feed last night, telling his 1.6million followers: ‘Don’t miss it.’
‘Nothing is off limits’