President Trump told a news conference Wednesday that he was “not a fan” of Megan Markle and wished her husband Prince Harry “good luck.”
During a White House briefing, a reporter asked Mr. Trump about the couple, who encouraged Americans to register to vote. “Prince Harry and Megan Markle ran in the US election and essentially encouraged people to vote for Joe Biden. I wanted to get your reaction to that,” the reporter asked.
“I’m not a fan of hers and I’d say that – and she’s probably heard that – but I wish Harry good luck because he will need him,”
While Harry and Megan, Duchess of Sussex, voted in the upcoming election, they did not support either candidate. Last month, Megan participated inwith When We All Vote, a non-profit organization launched in 2018 by Michelle Obama.
In a video forthis week Megan, with Harry by her side, made a statement on National Voter Registration Day.
“Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our time. But this is it,” Megan said. “When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter because you matter and you deserve to be heard.”
Megan, a Los Angeles-born American, can vote. However, Prince Harry said he could not vote in the upcoming elections – nor could he vote in the UK for the rest of his life.
“As this November approaches, it is vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and negativity,” he said.
“So as we work to recreate the world around us, let’s challenge ourselves to build communities of compassion,” Megan said.
The couple does not mention Mr. Trump by name, but Megan doesin the past. In an interview with Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore in 2016, she called the then-Trump candidate “divisive.”
Megan, who was an actress on the TV show “Suits” at the time, also hinted at her support for Hillary Clinton. “You don’t just vote for a woman if it’s Hillary, because she’s a woman,” she said. “But certainly because Trump made it easy to see that you don’t really want a world like that.”
The couple left their official roles as senior royalty and moved from Britain to North America earlier this year. They currently live in Los Angeles.