‘I’m not a fan’: Donald Trump launches blistering attack on Meghan Markle and says he wishes Prince Harry ‘a lot of luck’

President says he is ‘not a fan’ of Ms Markle who is supporting Joe Biden for White House

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Thursday 24 September 2020 00:14 BST
Donald Trump wishes Prince Harry 'A lot of luck' with wife Meghan Markle in bizarre attack
Donald Trump wishes Prince Harry 'A lot of luck' with wife Meghan Markle in bizarre attack (Time )
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Donald Trump wished Prince Harry “A lot of luck” with wife Meghan Markle as he launched a bizarre attack on the couple.

Mr Trump said in a live news conference that he was “not a fan” of Ms Markle, who has publicly supported his rival for the White House, Joe Biden.

‘I’m not a fan of hers. I wish a lot of luck to Harry, he's going to need it," said the president when asked about Ms Markle.

Mr Trump’s comments after the couple urged Americans to “reject hate speech” and to vote in the upcoming election.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the comments during a live video from their California home as part of the Time 100 list of influential people 

It was their first joint TV appearance since they stopped working as members of the Royal Family back in March.

"As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity," the duke said as he sat next to  Meghan.

And he warned Americans to be wary about what they consumed online.

"When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realise it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourself in someone else's shoes," he said.

"Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. 

"It's time to not only reflect, but act."

Ms Markle, who will be able to vote on 3 November unlike her husband also spoke in the video.

"We're just six weeks out from Election Day and today is National Voter Registration Day,' said Ms Markle.

"Every four years we are told the same thing, that 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. Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do and you deserve to be heard.”

Buckingham Palace later refused to comment on the couple’s statement.

“We would not comment. The Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity,” a spokesman said.

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