Donald Trump has revealed that he wants Meghan Markle to run for president in 2024 because it will help him make his decision on his own future.
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday night, Trump was asked what he thought of Meghan’s meeting with Democratic agents and a possible race.
He replied, “Well, I hope that will happen because if it did I think I would have an even stronger feeling of running. “
Trump added, “I’m not a fan of his. I think what she’s talking about the Royal Family and the Queen, and I think, I know the Queen as you know, I have met the Queen and I think the Queen is a great person and I am not a Meghan fan ”.
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday night, Trump was asked what he thought of Meghan’s meeting with Democratic agents and a possible run.
He replied, “Well, I hope that will happen because if it did I think I would have an even stronger feeling of running”
Trump added, “I’m not a fan of his. I think what she’s talking about the Royal Family and the Queen, and I think, I know the Queen as you know, I have met the Queen and I think the Queen is a great person and I am not a Meghan fan ‘
Trump was indifferent to the idea of taking over the presidency after his one term.
“Based on each poll, they want me to run again,” he said. “But we’ll take a look and we’ll see.
Trump’s comments follow Meghan and Prince Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah.
Former Trump senior adviser Jason Miller said last week that Trump had not spoken publicly about the couple’s interview because he didn’t want to be “canceled” like Piers Morgan.
Miller lifted the veil on Trump’s feelings about the Sussex interview during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast on Wednesday.
Miller said Trump told him he could “do a little news” by sharing his reaction to the interview – but he ultimately decided it wasn’t a good idea.
‘When I was talking to the president this morning… he said,’ Yeah, [Meghan’s] not good. I said it and now everyone sees it.
“But you realize if you say something negative about Meghan Markle, you’re canceled. Look at Piers [Morgan]Miller recalled.
Morgan quit his anchor post at Good Morning Britain amid criticism over his controversial comments on the interview.
Trump has reportedly said he does not want to be ‘canceled’ like Piers Morgan (pictured), who quit his anchor post at Good Morning Britain last week amid criticism over his forceful comments on Meghan’s interview and harry
The polarizing host said he “didn’t believe a word” of what Meghan had said about racism within the royal family and the feeling of suicide when she was pregnant with her son Archie.
Trump has spoken out against Meghan in the past, including when he called her “bad” in 2019.
Miller, who worked as Trump’s chief spokesperson during his 2016 campaign and as a senior advisor for the 2020 campaign, said Trump told him, “I’m on Team Piers. Piers is the best, he’s the best, and they went and tried to cancel it just because he was criticizing Meghan Markle. This is only the last chapter of awakened culture.
Trump and the Sussexes have a history of the beard trade.
The then president weighed in on Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the royal family in January 2020 and expressed his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II.
“I think it’s sad. I do. I think it’s sad. [The Queen’s] a great woman, ”Trump told Fox News.
“She never made a mistake if you look. I mean, she had a perfect time.
Asked by host Laura Ingraham at the time if Harry should ‘come back to the family’, Trump said: ‘Well, I think, you know, I don’t want to go into all of this. But I find it, I just have such respect for the queen. I don’t think that should happen to him.
Harry and Trump stand in the same room together at Buckingham Palace in March 2019
Trump hit Meghan again last fall after she and Harry made the unprecedented decision to comment on the upcoming U.S. election, interpreted by many as an endorsement from current President Joe Biden.
“I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump said of Meghan.
“I would say this – and she probably heard it – I wish Harry the best of luck because he will need it.”
Meghan and Harry broke with royal convention when they posted a video message doing thinly veiled digs at Trump.
In the video, which came in a Time 100 video to accompany the release of the 2020 Most Influential People List, Harry urged Americans to ‘reject hate speech’ while Meghan called it ‘the most influential election’. most important of our life ”.
“As November approaches, it’s critical that we reject hate speech, disinformation and negativity online,” Harry said – in a line that many observers saw as a blow to Trump.
“When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realize it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. Because when a person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It is time not only to think, but to act, ”he said.
Meghan, who was born in California, encouraged viewers to vote by telling them it was the “most important” election.
“We are six weeks away from the election and today is voter registration day,” she said.
“Every four years we are told the same thing: ‘This is the most important election of our life.
“But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard ”.
Meghan and Harry were accused of ‘crossing the line’ in September in a Time 100 video (above) where they told US voters to ‘reject hate speech, disinformation and negativity online’ during “the most important election of our life”
Also in his extensive interview on Tuesday, Trump encouraged his Republican supporters – one of the main groups resistant to Covid-19 vaccines – to get vaccinated.
“I would recommend it,” Trump said. “I would recommend it to a lot of people who don’t want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly.
“It’s a great vaccine, it’s a safe vaccine and it’s something that works.
It was Trump’s most explicit endorsement of the national mass vaccination campaign since he left office in January.
Every other living former president, including Democrat Barack Obama and Republican George W. Bush, made high profile public service announcements.
But Trump has remained largely silent as the man who defeated him, President Joe Biden, leads the deployment of the vaccine.
Polls show that Republican men, who overwhelmingly support Trump and his “Make America Great Again” or MAGA platform, are the main vaccine skeptics.