President TrumpDonald John TrumpMexican president on Trump immigration tariffs: ‘America First is a fallacy’ Bennet warns against ‘race to judgment’ on Trump impeachment Grassley slams Trump tariffs on Mexico: ‘A misuse of presidential tariff authority’ MORE said in a new interview that he was surprised that Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, made “nasty” comments about him.
Speaking to British tabloid The Sun ahead of his state visit to the United Kingdom, Trump said he was not aware that Markle had called him “divisive” and “misogynistic” during his 2016 presidential campaign.
“I didn’t know that. What can I say?” he told the paper. “I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
Still, the president said he hopes Markle, an American-born actress, will succeed as a member of the royal family.
“She will be very good,” he said.
During his visit to the U.K. next week, Trump will meet with a number of members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
Markle’s husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will reportedly join Trump for a private lunch, as will Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
But Markle, who recently gave birth to a baby boy, will still be on maternity leave during the visit.
Trump told The Sun that he “didn’t know” he would not be meeting Markle, and said: “I hope she is OK.”