US President Donald Trump has denied he called the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle "nasty" while running for president and blamed the news media for making up the whole episode.
Absent from the proceedings will be Meghan Markle, the American Duchess of Sussex, and though her current maternity leave is the expressed reason, her past comments on President Trump have led some to speculate whether it was a direct snub. During an interview on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she was vocal about her dislike for the then-presidential candidate.
Trump was apparently surprised at Markle's remarks. "No, I didn't know that she was nasty", the president said. "A lot of people are moving here, so what can I say?" he told the reporter. "No, I didn't know that she was nasty".
Donald Trump also said Meghan will make "a very good" royal. 'I am sure she will do excellently, ' he said.
"It is very hard to play well when one side has all the advantage", he said.
It was during a 2016 appearance on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" when Markle, then an actress promoting her show "Suits" and a Hillary Clinton supporter, said she might leave the USA if Trump won the presidential election. "I think he would be excellent". "Doubt it!" Trump said in a Twitter post, the Efe news reported.
The president will arrive in the United Kingdom on Monday for a three-day visit.
There are typically just two state visits hosted by the Queen per year, and Trump is only the third USA president after George W. Bush and Barack Obama to receive the honour.
Trump was speaking ahead of the start of a state visit to Britain on Monday, during which he will meet May.
"I didn't know that".
Queen Elizabeth II of England, the longest reigning monarch in the country's history, is scheduled to host President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump this week in an official state visit.
His brief working visit to Britain past year coincided with the debut of the "Trump baby balloon", an inflatable piece of conceptual art that depicts the President as a baby wearing a nappy.