Meghan Markle comments about 'misogynistic and divisive' Donald Trump resurface

Future member of British royal family likely to become 'impartial'

Rachael Revesz
Monday 27 November 2017 15:28 GMT
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced their engagement

Negative comments made by Meghan Markle about Donald Trump are expected to receive renewed attention after it was announced she was to marry Prince Harry.

Members of the royal family remain impartial, according to protocol. But in a 2016 interview, long before Ms Markle announced her engagement to Prince Harry, she publicly branded the President a divisive misogynist.

The Suits actor will marry Prince Harry in early 2018, in a ceremony it is considered unlikely that Mr Trump will be invited to.

In May 2016, Ms Markle was asked on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore how she thought the momentum surrounding Mr Trump could be stopped.

She replied: “It's really the moment that I go, we film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada.

“I mean come on, if that's reality we are talking about, come on, that is a game changer in terms of how we move in the world here.

”Yes of course Trump is divisive. Think about just female voters alone.

“I think it was in 2012, the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points. That's a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is and so vocal about it, that's a huge chunk of it.

“You're not just voting for a woman if it's Hillary because she's a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don't really want that kind of world that he's painting.”

Prince Harry is reportedly critical of the President in private, sources told US Weekly, although Kensington Palace denied the claims.

The resurfacing of Ms Markle's comments come after Mr Trump’s state visit to the UK was put on hold following large protests.

Her fiancée met Melania Trump at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September during Ms Trump’s first solo foreign trip as First Lady. Prince Harry posed for the pictures in an unusual way, holding his jacket with one hand and prompting conspiracy theorists to claim he was making the sign of the devil horn with his fingers.

Ms Trump reportedly said the Prince was welcome to visit the White House whenever he was in the US. It is unclear if he accepted the visit, or would take his wife with him.

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