At the end of Donald Trump’s prime time interview on Fox News, host Maria Bartiromo asked the former president about reports that ex-royal diva Meghan Markle is looking into running for the White House.
“I am glad you came on to talk about all of the success that you had in your term because it certainly was significant,” she said. “As we wrap up here, Mr. President, what was your take on Meghan Markle now saying — meeting with Democratic operatives, she may want to run for president?”
“Well, I hope that happens,” Trump replied. “Because if that happened, I think I’d have an even stronger feel toward running,” Trump said on Fox News.
“I’m not a fan of hers,” he added. “I think that what she talks about — the royal family, and the Queen. I happen to think, I know the Queen, as you know. I have met with the Queen and I think the Queen is a tremendous person. I am not a fan of Meghan.”
On Sunday, the Daily Mail broke the hilarious news that Markle had been in talks with a Labour Party member and she is considering a presidential bid.
“Meghan Markle will use the furore over her interview with Oprah to launch a political career which could take her all the way to the White House, if rumours circulating around Westminster last week turn out to be accurate,” the Mail reported.
“One senior Labour figure – a veteran of Tony Blair’s Downing Street administration with strong links to Washington – claimed to The Mail on Sunday that Ms Markle, 39, was networking among senior Democrats with a view to building a campaign and fundraising teams for a tilt at the US Presidency,” the report continued.
“The Blairite, internationalist and Democratic Party networks are buzzing with talk about Meghan’s political ambitions and potential backers,” the anonymous source told the Brit tabloid.
Donald Trump, who has been politically active in his post-presidential period, recently told senior adviser Jason Miller what he thought about Markle in the fallout of the Piers Morgan imbroglio.
“She’s no good… I said it and now everybody is seeing it,” Miller said about Trump’s reaction on the War Room podcast with Stephen Bannon.
“You realize if you say anything negative about Meghan Markle you get canceled, look at Piers (Morgan),” Trump said, according to Miller.
“I’m on team Piers,” Miller said Trump told him, adding, “Piers Morgan is the best, he’s the greatest, and they went and tried to cancel him simply because he criticized Meghan Markle.”
In 2019, there was a dust-up between Meghan Markle and Donald Trump over the president reportedly calling Markle “nasty.”
“I never called Meghan Markle ‘nasty,’” he said in a forcibly deleted tweet. “Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!” he added. “Will @CNN, @nytimes and others apologize? Doubt it!”
However, Donald Trump did say during one of his press conferences: “I’m not a fan of hers… I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it.”
— 🇺🇸Maggie VandenBerghe🇺🇸 (@FogCityMidge) March 8, 2021
If only Prince Harry had heeded Trump’s warning.
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