Despite having his own various media feuds that span decades and are still playing out daily on his Twitter feed, President Trump observed that Meghan Markle takes press coverage “very personally.”
“I’ve been watching her interviews and I’ve seen it and she has been taking it very personally,” Trump said during a conversation with British politician and broadcaster Nigel Farage on his LBC talkshow.
“I guess you have to be a little bit different than that, but she’s take it very, very personally and I can understand it but I don’t know her,” he continued.
The president has discussed the American actress before. In audio from a summer interview with the The Sun ahead of his state visit to the U.K., Trump said: “I didn’t know she was nasty,” when asked about how Markle, who became Duchess of Sussex after marrying Prince Harry, had said in 2016 she would move to Canada if Trump were elected.
His reelection campaign denied he called her “nasty.”
The line to Farage was notable because Trump himself reportedly still begrudges Graydon Carter’s now-defunct Spy Magazine for calling him a “short-fingered vulgarian” in the 1980s. Recently, he lashed out at Fox News for conducting a poll that ended up showing Americans are in favor of impeachment,
In a recent interview with ITV News, Markle got emotional as she described the difficulty of living under the British press’ microscope, especially as a newlywed and new mother.
“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable,” said the duchess, who is suing the Mail on Sunday.