President Trump said he was “not a fan” of Meghan Markle during a press conference at the White House. He wished Prince Harry “a lot of luck” with his wife after the Sussexes urged Americans to vote in the US election.
During the press conference, a journalist said to Mr Trump: “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chimed in on the US election and essentially encouraged people to vote for Joe Biden.
“I wanted to get your reaction to that.”
Mr Trump responded: “I’m not a fan of hers, and would say this, and she has probably heard that, but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, because he’s gonna need it.”
The president’s comments sent social media users into meltdown.
One Twitter user wrote: “BOTH Harry and Meghan endorse Biden and he attacks only HER…this POS @realDonaldTrump is a sexist A*e.”
While another user said: “I found Meghan’s departure from the royal family tacky, selfish, and disrespectful to everyone.
“However, I will now count myself a defender. She certainly did not deserve Trump’s sexist rant.
“Trump hates everyone who doesn’t kowtow. He’s a stupid bully.”
“Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act.”
During the broadcast, the Duchess said: “We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is Voter Registration Day.
“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.”
Before the Duchess married Prince Harry and entered into the Royal Family, she branded Mr Trump as “misogynistic” and “divisive” during a TV interview.
During Mr Trump’s 2016 election campaign, the Duchess also reportedly said she might move to Canada if he was elected president.
But she instead married Prince Harry two years later.
In 2019, before Mr Trump’s visit to the UK, he responded to the Duchess’ previous comments and claimed he was unaware of the remarks.
He said: “I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
But Mr Trump denied calling the Duchess “nasty” despite his comments being recorded.