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Donald Trump says he ‘hopes’ Meghan Markle runs for president


Donald Trump has revealed he wants Meghan Markle to run for president in 2024 because it will help make his decision on his own future.

In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday night, Trump was asked what his take was on Meghan meeting with Democrat operatives and a possible run.

He replied: ‘Well I hope that happens because if that happened I think I’d have an even stronger feeling toward running.’

Trump added: ‘I’m not a fan of hers. I think that what she talks about the Royal family and the Queen, and I happen to think, I know the Queen as you know, I met with the Queen and I think the Queen is a tremendous person and I am not a fan of Meghan.’ 

In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday night, Trump was asked what his take was on Meghan meeting with Democrat operatives and a possible run

He replied: 'Well I hope that happens because if that happened I think I'd have an even stronger feeling toward running'

He replied: ‘Well I hope that happens because if that happened I think I’d have an even stronger feeling toward running’ 

Trump added: 'I'm not a fan of hers. I think that what she talks about the Royal family and the Queen, and I happen to think, I know the Queen as you know, I met with the Queen and I think the Queen is a tremendous person and I am not a fan of Meghan'

Trump added: ‘I’m not a fan of hers. I think that what she talks about the Royal family and the Queen, and I happen to think, I know the Queen as you know, I met with the Queen and I think the Queen is a tremendous person and I am not a fan of Meghan’ 

Trump remained non-committal about seeking to recapture the presidency following his one term in office.

‘Based on every poll, they want me to run again,’ he said. ‘But we’re going to take a look and we’ll see.’ 

Trump’s comments follow Meghan and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah. 

Trump’s former senior adviser Jason Miller said just last week that Trump hadn’t spoken publicly about the pair’s interview because he didn’t want to be ‘canceled’ like Piers Morgan.

Miller lifted the lid on Trump’s feelings about the Sussexes’ interview during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast on Wednesday.  

Miller said Trump told him he could ‘make a little news’ by sharing his reaction to the interview – but he ultimately decided it wasn’t a good idea.  

‘When I was talking to the president this morning… he’s like: “Yeah, [Meghan’s] no good. I said that and now everybody’s seeing it. 

‘”But you realize if you say anything negative about Meghan Markle you get canceled. Look at Piers [Morgan],”‘ Miller recalled. 

Morgan left his anchor post at Good Morning Britain amid criticism over his controversial comments about the interview. 

Trump reportedly said he didn’t want to be ‘canceled’ like Piers Morgan (pictured), who left his anchor post at Good Morning Britain last week amid criticism over his forceful comments about the interview with Meghan and Harry

The polarizing host said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of what Meghan said about experiencing racism within the Royal Family and feeling suicidal when she was pregnant with son Archie.  

Trump has spoken out against Meghan in the past, including when he famously called her ‘nasty’ in 2019.  

Miller, who worked as Trump’s chief spokesman during his 2016 campaign and as his senior adviser in the 2020 campaign, said Trump told him: ‘I’m on Team Piers. Piers is the best, he’s the greatest, and they went and tried to cancel him simply because he criticized Meghan Markle. This is just the latest chapter of woke culture.’ 

Trump and the Sussexes have a history of trading barbs. 

The then-president weighed in on Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the Royal Family in January 2020 and expressed condolences for Queen Elizabeth II.  

‘I think it’s sad. I do. I think it’s sad. [The Queen’s] a great woman,’ Trump told Fox News.  

‘She’s never made a mistake if you look. I mean, she’s had like a flawless time.’ 

Asked by host Laura Ingraham at the time if Harry should ‘come back to the family’, Trump said: ‘Well, I think, you know, I don’t want to get into the whole thing. But I find it, I just have such respect for the Queen. I don’t think this should be happening to her.’ 

Harry and Trump stand in the same room together at Buckingham Palace in March 2019

Harry and Trump stand in the same room together at Buckingham Palace in March 2019

Trump hit out at Meghan again last fall after she and Harry made the unprecedented decision to comment on the upcoming US election, interpreted by many as an endorsement of now President Joe Biden.     

‘I’m not a fan of hers,’ Trump said of Meghan. 

‘I would say this – and she has probably has heard that – I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it.’ 

Meghan and Harry broke with Royal convention when they released a video message making thinly-veiled digs at Trump. 

In the video, which came in a Time 100 video to go with the publication of the 2020 list of the most influential people, Harry urged Americans to ‘reject hate speech’ while Meghan called it the ‘most important election of our lifetime’. 

‘As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,’ said Harry – in a line many observers regarded as a swipe at Trump.  

‘When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realize it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourself in someone else’s shoes. Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act,’ he said.  

Meghan, who was born in California, encouraged viewers to vote telling them it was the ‘most important’ election. 

‘We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is Voter Registration Day,’ she said.  

‘Every four years, we’re told the same thing, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime. 

‘But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.’ 

Meghan and Harry were accused of 'crossing the line' back in September in a Time 100 video (above) where they told American voters to 'reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity' in 'the most important election of our life'

Meghan and Harry were accused of ‘crossing the line’ back in September in a Time 100 video (above) where they told American voters to ‘reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’ in ‘the most important election of our life’

Also in his wide-ranging interview on Tuesday, Trump encouraged his Republican supporters – one of the main groups resistant to Covid-19 vaccines – to get their shots.

‘I would recommend it,’ Trump said. ‘I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly.

‘It’s a great vaccine, it’s a safe vaccine and it’s something that works.’

This was Trump’s most explicit endorsement for the national mass vaccination campaign since he left office in January.

All other living former presidents, including Democrat Barack Obama and Republican George W. Bush, have delivered high profile public service announcements.

But Trump has largely been silent while the man who defeated him, President Joe Biden, masterminds the vaccine rollout.

Polls show that Republican men, who are overwhelmingly supporters of Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ or MAGA platform, are the leading vaccine skeptics.





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